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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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Islanders respond to police violence with general strike; Lawsuit for environment disaster

The Regional government of the North Aegean Region, the municipality on Lesvos and the local Workers’ Center have called for a general strike on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The decision comes amid clashes between locals and riot police deployed from Athens over the new closed migration centers. An announcement issued …

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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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24-hour General Strike paralyzes Greece, disrupts transport

Public services, schools, banks, courts closed, hospitals and health service with emergency staff, ferries docked and main disruptions in public transport means are the main features of the 24-hour general strike decided by workers unions in public and private sector. Two months after it came to power, neo-liberal New Democracy …

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Ferries docked on Sept 24 due to 24h general strike in Greece

Ferries and ships will remain docked on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, due to a 24-hour strike decided by the Greek Seamen and Dockworkers Federations, PNO and PENEN. The PNO leadership decided to launch the 24-hour strike nationwide for crew of all ships categories. Ferries and ships will remain docked from …

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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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