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Ferries, ships docked as Greece’s seamen go on 48h strike, Dec 10-11

Ferries and ships will remain docked as Greece’s seamen federation PNO has announced it will launch a 48-hour strike on December 10-11, 2021. The strike will affect all categories of ships. It will start at 00:01 on Friday, December 10 and end at midnight Saturday, December 11, 2021. According to …

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Workers at Athens public transport means on 24h strike and work stoppages Nov 18

Workers at public transport means in Athens will launch a 24-hour strike and work stoppages on Thursday, November 18, to protest the killing of their colleague during maintenance works at Metro Line 1 early Tuesday morning. Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban Train ISAP will hold a 24-hour strike. Buses …

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Teachers to launch 24h strike to protest “mandatory evaluation” by Education Ministry

The Federation of Greek Primary Teachers (DOE) will launch a 24-hour strike for Monday, October 11, against the mandatory evaluation of teaching staff and schools. The teacher’s strike is a response to Education Ministry sought the court to cancel any planned strike. The court ruled that theachers’ strike were “illegal” …

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PPC workers’ union GENOP-DEH to launch a 24h strike on Oct 19

The workers’ union of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), GENOP-DEI, has announced a 24-hour strike to be held on Tuesday, October 19. The strike has been scheduled to coincide with a meeting of PPC shareholders who will discuss increasing the company’s share capital. A protest gathering will be held in …

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Fire-fighting aircraft crashes on Zakynthos, pilot safe (video)

A PZL firefighting airplane crashed during operations to put out a fire on Zakynthos island on Sunday. The pilot survived. Media reported that the pilot made an emergency landing on the trees in the Makria Rahi area and managed to get out of the wreck. A local told Ionian TV …

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Metro, ISAP workers on strike protesting working conditions like no A/C in summer UPD

Metro workers in Athens launch work stoppages on Wednesday protesting their working conditions. The strike affects Metro lines 2 and 3 and Urban train ISAP (Line 1) and will take place from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift. The unions of ISAP and STASY workers complain about their …

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Greece’s public sector, seamen on 24-hour strike on June 16

Greece’s  public sector and the seamen union have called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday, June 16, to protest the planned Labor Law. Public sector union umbrella ADEDY will hold a protest rally in downtown Athens at 11 a.m. Ferries and ships will remain docked for 24 hours. In …

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Striking seamen disrupt ferry services on Thursday morning

Ferry services to the Greek islands were disrupted Thursday morning after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union members blockaded the entrance to ferries in the main port of Piraeus, preventing anyone from boarding. Hundreds of passengers with their suitcases gathered at …

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Greece’s Seamen Union moves 24h strike to June 10

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has moved the date of its 24-hour strike for all ship categories to Thursday, June 10, between 00:01 until 24:00 on that day, instead of Thursday, June 3. The new strike date will coincide with a nationwide general strike called by the General Confederation of …

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May-Protests against the labor bill scrapping 8-hour workday, overtime payment

Wearing masks and carrying banners, protesters started to flock to downtown Athens on Thursday morning, as demonstrations for Labor Day were moved from May 1 (Easter Saturday) to May 6. Main demand of protesters this year is the withdrawal of the new labor bill that will scrap the 8-hour workday …

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Ferries and ships docked on May 6 due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked across the country’s ports on Thursday May 6, under a 24-hour strike called in observance of Labor Day, the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Thursday. They also called for protection of collective labor agreements and of standing working hours in the sector, among …

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Greece’s seamen to launch 48-hour strike on Feb 23-24

The Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN) announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all categories of ships on February 23-24, 2021. “Last July, the government introduced and voted Law 4714/2020 in Parliament , which dealt an overwhelming blow to the institution of Collective Labour Agreements in seafaring, while paving …

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