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Hospital doctors on 48h strike due to collapse of Greece’s NHS

Highly frustrated about the ongoing deterioration of the National Health System, the dramatic working conditions that set patients at risk and the shortage of staff,  Greece’s public hospital doctors and staff launched a 48-hour strike. The Federation of Hospital Doctors of Greece (OENGE) launched a 48-hour strike across the country …

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Athens lawyers to abstain 5 days from all court-related duties

The Athens Bar Association on Thursday announced a five-day abstention from all court-related duties in protest to the government’s new taxation bill. The five-day abstention from court duties starts on Monday, November 27, and ends on Friday, December 1, 2023. Furthermore, the Asscociation has summoned National Economy & Finance Minister …

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Taxi drivers on 24-hour strike on Nov 22

With a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 22, taxi drivers respond to the government’s tax bill affecting self-employed and free-lancers, taxing them with a deemed income, claiming tax evasion. It should be noted that also other sectors of self-employed and freelancers such as traders and scientists may participate in the …

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Taxi drivers on work stoppage and 24h strike to oppose tax bill

With a work stoppage on Thursday, November 16, and a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 22, taxi drivers will be responding to the government’s tax bill affecting self-employed. that was published on Tuesday in a public consultation entitled “Measures to curb tax evasion”. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the …

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No Metro service in Athens; buses operate as usual, Sept 21

There is no metro service in Athens on the strike day Thursday, September 21, after workers decided to ignore a court order ruling their strike was “illegal”, while metro workers unions argued they had only declared “work stoppage” not a “strike.” In this sense Metro Line 1 -urban train ISAP …

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Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers strike cancelled per court order

The union of Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers will not be able to hold an announced 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 21, 2023. A First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Wednesday evening that  the strike was “illegal.” Therefore, flights are expected to operate as usually. To be sure about potential …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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Unions to launch a 24h strike across Greece, Sept 21

Unions and social organizations will launch a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 21, 2023, to protest a labor bill currently discussed and soon to be voted at the Parliament. It is interesting that the private sector union umbrella GSEE does not participate in the strike. Participants are: the Athens …

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Workers at 5 museums in Greece to launch a work stoppage, June 14

Staff at five big state-run museums in Greece will launch a work stoppage on Wednesday, June 14, to protest a law altering their museums operation status. The museums affected are: the National Archaeological Museum in Athens the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion, Crete the Byzantine and …

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Work stoppage at trolley buses in Athens, June 15

Workers at trolley buses in Athens will hold a work stoppage on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Τhe work stoppage will take place from noon Thursday and will last until 04:00 p.m. The work stoppage aims to facilitate employees at trollry buses to attend the general assembly of their union at …

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Labor Day Strikes and Work Stoppages in Greece’s public transport

Transport workers’ unions in Greece are mobilizing  with strikes and work stoppages to mark the Labor Day on Monday, as they do every year on May 1, 2023. Especially public transport workers in Athens, are engaged in 24-hour strikes and work stoppages. Buses and Trolley buses will operate from 9:00 …

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Labor Day: Athens buses and trolley buses on work stoppages

Buses and trolleys buses in Athens will take part in the mobilizations marking the Labor Day with work stoppages at the start and end of the day’s shifts. According to their unions’ announcements, buses and trolleys will not be running on Monday, May 1, from the start of the shift …

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Greece’s Culture Ministry employees on 24h strike

Εmployees at the Greek Culture Ministry will launch a 24-hour strike on April 25, 2023 to protest a law turning five of the most important museums in the country. Employees strike aims to protest the law that changes the status of five major museums from public to private entity. These …

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Athens trolley buses on 5h work stoppage on April 20

Trolley buses in Athens will not run for five hours on Thursday, April 20, 2023, their union said in a statement. The work stoppage will be between 11:00 a.m. and 04:00 p.m. Trolley buses will start withdrawing from operation as of 10:00 a.m., while they are expected to have fully …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 11

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch one more work stoppage on Holy Tuesday, April 11, 2023 demanding safe public transport. The work stoppage on buses and trolleys will be in two phases: from start of morning shift until 8:30 a.m. and from 10:00 p.m. until the …

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Athens buses, trolley buses on work stoppage, April 7

Buses and trolley buses workers in Athens will launch another work stoppage on Friday, April 7, 2023, the fifth one since the start of the week. The work stoppage will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. The last buses to carry out their schedules will leave depots as …

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Athens buses, trolley buses work stoppage on April 5

For third consecutive day, workers at buses and trolley buses workers will launch work stoppages on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 demanding safe and quality public mass transport. the work stoppages are scheduled in the early morning and late night shifts, therefore buses and trolleys will operate between 9:00 a.m. and …

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