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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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Greece’s Air traffic controllers call off strike on Nov 26-27

Αir traffic controllers, air safety mechanics and telecommunication workers of the Greek Civil Aviation Αuthority have called off their strike mobilizations scheduled for Thursday, Friday, November 26-27, 2020. Domestic and international flights at Greece’s airports will operate as scheduled on Thursday and Friday, reported state-run news agency amna, late on …

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UPD Workers at Athens Metro, Tram, urban train join strike on Nov 26

Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP have modified their mobilization actions on strike day Thursday, November 26, 2020. Late on Wednesday, thu unions of workers at STASY (metro, tram, train ISAP) announced the following: Metro: Lines 1, 2, 3 on 24-hour strike Tram: Work stoppage from 6 pm …

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Greece’s Air Traffic controllers, safety mechanics on strike Nov 25-26

The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (EEEKE) and the Union of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Mechanics (ENHMAEK) will be staging a 24-hour strike and workouts  on November 25-26 2020. The two workouts are scheduled for Nov 25 and the strike on Nov 26, both unions said in a joint statement. …

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Greece’s public sector unions on 24h strike for effective pandemic measures UPD

Greece’s public sector unions umbrella ADEDY have called for a general strike on Thursday, October 15, 2020, demanding more protection measures regarding the pandemic, more hiring and descent labor conditions, wages and pensions. Major unions from the sector of public hospital personnel (POEDIN) and teachers (OLME) have joined the strike, …

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers and Civil Aviation work stoppages Oct 7-8

Greek Air Traffic Controllers and the Federation of Associations of Greek Civil Aviation Authorities are holding two work stoppages on Wednesday and Thursday, October 7-8, 2020. Both OSYPA and EEEKE are protesting the restructuring of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority under new legislation, and delayed salary payments. ΕΕΕΚΕ work stoppage …

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Fine Greek mess: Trains, Proastiakos on strike without informing the public

The absolute fine Greek mess: the union of workers at trains and suburban train Proastiakos declared a strike without previous informing all workers and the public. And this on a day, where all other public transport means, metro, tram, buses, trolleys buses, are locked in depots and workers on strike. …

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Workers at all Athens public transport means join 24h strike on Feb 18

Workers are all public transport means in Athens will join the 24-hour general strike on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters with no option other than use their own car, if they have any, taxi, if they find any, walk to workplace or stay at home. …

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Ferries and ships to be docked on Feb 18 due to general strike

Ferries and ships will stay docked at the ports on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after the Greek Seamen Union PEPEN decided to participate in the general strike declared by public union ADEDY and several private sector unions. PEPEN has called its members to participate in the strike in protest against …

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Federation of employees at Greek banks on 24-hour strike Dec 11

The Federation of unions of Greek banks employees will launch a 24-hour strike across the country on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The mobilization is the response of the Federation OTOE to the recent lay-off by the Piraeus Bank. On the same day, OTOE will launch a protest outside the Labor …

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Piraeus Bank staff on 24h strike due to recent layoffs, Dec 5

Piraeus Bank staff will hold a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, as well as a protest gathering to be held at the labor ministry on the same day.A work stoppage was held on Wednesday. The Federation of Bank Workers’ Unions (OTOE) said the actions aim to protest …

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PPC workers launch 48-hour strikes, except on floods-ridden Rhodes

Workers at Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) started their 48-hour strikes at midnight Tuesday. the strikes are spread across the country, with the exception of the island of Rhodes that was declared in “state of emergency” due to the floods on Monday. The strikes are repetitive and will last until …

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Suspended! Athens Metro workers to launch work stoppages Nov 28-29

The Union of Athens metro workers decided to suspend the work stoppages it had announced last week. The work stoppages were scheduled for Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019.  The work stoppages are scheduled to take place as follows: Nov 28: from begin of morning shift until 9:00 …

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