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Workers in Greece’s asylum service launch a 2-day strike

Greek asylum service employees on short-term contracts have launched a two-day strike to protest what they say are months-long delays in their salary payments. Their union says they have not been paid for two or three months. A statement says several employees living in rented accommodation face the threat of …

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Tourism, food industries workers on 24h strike, July 20/2017

The union representing employees in the tourism and food industries has called a 24-hour strike Thursday, July 20th 2017, over what it says is a deterioration of its workers’ rights amid record tourist arrivals boosting the industry. The record arrivals have no the slightest effect in the labor conditions of …

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Greek unions celebrate International Labor Day, as government signs agreement with lenders

Thousands of unionists flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to celebrate the International Labor Day as the government and creditors agree on additional austerity measures. No more austerity is the central slogan of public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE. the established unions managed to get together just …

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Thessaloniki: Water Company workers cut water supply to SYRIZA offices to protest privatization

Workers of the Water Company in Thessaloniki (EYATH) cut the water supply to the offices of governing SYRIZA in order to protest the upcoming privatization. Water company protester cuts water supply to SYRIZA Having launched a protest rally, the workers cut the water supply short before 11 am in a …

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1.2million Greeks await 3-15 months for their salaries

One out of three Greece’s labor craft await 3 to 15 months for their salaries. This is one of the main slogans of the campaign for the rights of workers launched by opposition party To Potami. In a statement, the centrist party notes that “more than 1.2million people go daily …

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First anti-SYRIZA general strike and protest with teargas from the left

It must have been an awesome experience: to be a SYRIZA supporter, to have joined the anti-austerity protest and to be teargassed by the same government that you support. This interpretation of the incidents as it appeared in several Greek media is wrong. Police did not fired teargas against the …

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Greek mayors threaten with mass resignations over workers lay-offs, while municipalities stink

Municipality workers are on strike again on  second consequently day. Thousands of angry workers and municipality policemen marched in downtown Athens again on Tuesday to protest the upcoming mass lay-offs in the Greek public sector. Samaras’ government has no other choice but to finally proceed to the much-needed and much-demanded, …

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Athens: Mayor Kaminis attacked by angry protesters

Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis came under physical attack late Sunday afternoon, while he was leaving a meeting of the Confederation of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).  The mayor was beaten with fists and he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.  At the time of assault, several municipality unionists had …

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Social Cooperatives: Greece’s new scheme to get rid of municipality workers; 48h strike, Feb 13-14/2013

POE-OTA, union of workers at Greek municipalities called for a 48-hour strike on February 13-14, 2013. The strike decision comes as expression of solidarity to workers at social services offered by local governments. POE-OTA demands that municipalities continue to offer social services, that workers received outstanding payments and opposes government and local governments …

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Workers occupy Athens Metro Line 2

Workers at Athens Metro occupied the Metro depot at Sepolia suburb of north-eastern Athens, causing problems to thousands of passengers on Monday morning using Line 2 Agios Dimitrios-Agios Antonios. The occupation started at 2 o clock in the morning with the effect that a number of metro trains could not leave the depot …

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Athens’ tons of garbage in X-mas decoration

No, it’s not cinnamon cookies and candy apples what you smell when you walk around in Athens.  It is the loathsome smell of tons of garbage lumping on the sidewalks and streets of the Greek capital. It is estimated that more than 5,000 tons of  rotten vegetables, chicken bones, toilette …

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