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General Strike paralyzes Greece, disrupt flights and transportation

The 24-hour general  strike organized by unions of the public and private sector ADEDY and GESEE will paralyze the country and disrupt transportation, including flights. General strike on 14. December 2017 All public services including schools will be closed. Public hospitals will operate only with emergency personnel. Ferries and ships …

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Ferries and ships to remain docked as seamen join 24h general strike

Ships and ferries will remain docked on Thursday, December 14th 2017, after the Greek Seamen Federation declared that they will join the 24-hour general strike to be launched by private sector union GSEE and public sector union ADEDY. The Seamens’ strike will start at 1:00 a.m. Thursday and will conclude …

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Police fires teargas at rioters during anti-austerity protest on general strike day

Police fired teargas at rioters during the big anti-austerity protest in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Thousands joined the unions rally on the day of the general strike. People wearing hoods started to throw stones at riot police squads when the big rally of unions and political parties reached the building …

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Greece to paralyze with 24h General Strike, also flights affected, Apr7/2016

Public and private sector unions will launch a 24-hour general strike tomorrow, Thursday, April 7th 2016. Public servants, doctors, teachers, workers in Ambulance, journalists but also air flight controllers will stay away from their working places in order to protest the upcoming Pensions Reform. Flights from and to all Greek …

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Greece’s public & private sector on general strike, Dec 3/2015

Greek public and private sector unions will launch a 24-hour general strike, on Thursday, December 3rd 2015. The strike will paralyze Greece as workers at public transport means will join the protest. The strike aims to demonstrate workers’ discomfort with the budget 2016 and the pensions reforms. Ferries & Boats …

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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 unions to launch 24h general strike, Apr 9/2014

Greek public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, April 9th 2014. Among others teachers,  seamen and train workers will participate in the strike. Media will launch their strike a day earlier, on April 8th. The unions strike aims to draw attention …

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Greek public & private sector on 24h strike, Apr 9/2014

Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour general strike on April 8th 2014. It is considered as certain that seamen will join the strike. More details as soon as they’re published. Public sector union ADEDY will launch a protest at 6 pm in front …

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Athens: strong rain spoils anti-austerity protest on strike day Nov 6/2013

Members of public and private sector unions gathered in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning to protest the austerity policies of Greek government.  Unions have called for a nationwide general strike on November 6th ahead a new tsunami of wages and pensions cuts and lay-offs in the public administration. The protest …

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Greece’s Unions Go on General Strike, Feb 7/12

Public and private sector unions, ADEDY and GSEE, will launch a 24-hour general strike tomorrow Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 to protest the new austerity measures package. “These policies lead mathematically to the decline of the Greek economy and the impoverishment of the society. Employees will turn into outcasts, jobless and …

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Greece: General Strike, Oct 5/11

Greece is expected to stand still on Wednesday, October 5th 2011, as the private and public sector have called for a general 24-hour strike.  Public Services will be closed, state hospitals will work with emergency personnel only. Also lawyers will join the strike. Furthermore big disturbances are expected in the public transport, although …

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48h General Strike Despite Greek Gov Reshuffle

Private sector labour union GSEE decided to launch a 48-hours general strike during the days of debating and voting of the Mid-Term Austerity Package at the Parliament. The dates of the strike will be set according to the voting schedule. Also public sector labour union ADEDY is considering a general …

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UPDATE: Greece -General Strike-Flights, Ferries – June 15

uPDATE 06/14: Air traffic controllers cancelled their strike for June 15, 2011. All flights from/to Greece will operate as usual!  The union of seamen also declared to participate on the general strike. No ferries or other ships will sail from major Greek ports. Check with your travel agent for updates!

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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