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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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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Massive Clashes, Extensive Tear Gas (videos)

14:40 Clashes are continuing in the streets oh Athens downtown and police has made extensive use of tear gas. Protesters complain of a ‘ gas chamber’ similar situation. A riot policeman was injured after caught fire form a hurled molotov cocktail bomb. A municipality motorbike was destroyed by fire as well. …

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Feb 23 – Greece: General Strike/Rallies-First Pictures

Thousands of Greeks are marching in several cities to protest the strict IMF-imposed austerity measures and the radical change sin labour and insurance conditions. In Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Chania, Corinth people carrying banners saying ” We resist” and “No to Labour Middle Ages”. In front of the Greek Parliamanet protesters dressed …

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Greece On Alert due to the General Strike, Feb 23

Greece’s security  is on alert and authorities try to prevent the break out of riots and violent incidents during the general strike of February 23, 2011. Greek media and internet sites report that “the authorities have set priorities so that there will be no dead, no properties damages and no occupations …

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General Strike – Riots

THESSALONIKI : RIOTS – TEAR GAS IGOUMENITSA: PEACEFUL VOLOS: PEACEFUL IRAKLEIO: PEACEFUL IOANNINA: RIOTS ATHENS: RIOTS – TEAR GAS YOUNGSTERS ATTEMPTED TO STORM PARLIAMENT http://apolitistosteki.blogspot.com http://troktiko.blogspot.com http://nonews-news.blogspot.com/ MORE THAN 150.000 PROTESTERS IN ATHENS SO FAR THEY HAVE BOOED: 1) CHAIRMAN OF TRADE UNION/PRIVATE SECTOR 2) EX-DEPUTY KIMON KOULOURIS 3) PARLIAMENT …

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