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Municipality workers suspend strike, to start collecting garbage asap

Municipality workers union POE-OTA decided to suspend the garbage strike for reasons of “public health” as the heat wave is already in Greece. The union said that garbage trucks may go out tonight or early Friday morning. They have warned that they will continue their mobilization to secure jobs for …

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Municipality workers to continue garbage strike until June 29, at least

After a two-hour meeting, the broad of the Municipality Workers’ Union POE-OTA announced that it will continue the garbage strike until Thursday, June 29th 2017. And this despite temperatures reaching 37 degrees Celsius and the upcoming heat wave that will strike Greece as of Thursday. The Union rejected proposal put …

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Municipality workers strike to disturb garbage collection, May 20-23/2017

Two unions of municipality workers launched two 48-hour strikes to protest changes affecting extension of long-term contracts as well as kindergarten staff. The first strikes is launched May 20 21, the second May 22-23 2017. Municipalities urge residents to not bring waste to the garbage bins. At the same time …

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Protesters sing Christmas Carols & collect donations for ex transport minister Liapis

I told you before: former transport minister Michalis Liapis, who claimed to be a “poor pensioner affected by the economic crisis” and therefore he counterfeit the license plates of his luxury vehicle, is a source of inspiration. Municipality workers soon to be laid off entered the office of deputy interior …

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Patras: Municipality workers crush living dog in garbage truck

Unbelievable! Municipality workers have reportedly crushed a dog with the automatic garbage mechanism in an unprecedented act of cruelty in Patras. Citing eye witnesses and a local animal welfare society, Greek websites report that this barbaric act took place on Thursday in Katritsi area of Patras in northern-west Peloponnese.    Municipality …

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Municipality workers donate food for Greek FinMin’s needy mother

Potatoes, onions, rice, beans and fave beans, pasta, oil, vinegar, raki, rabbits, chicken and fresh eggs: baskets full of goodies. Collected by municipality workers  for the mother and mother-in-law of Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras. The protesting unionists had found an ironic way to respond to Stournaras who had claimed …

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Riot police fires tear gas in Athens University, municipality workers block main streets

Riot police fired tear gas in Athens university when students and administrative personnel attempted to disturb a meetings of professors discussing cuts in education and lay-offs.  Greek media report that  a group of students invaded the building and that some of the board members called the police. Outside the university at Panepistimiou …

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Municipality workers attempted to enter Parliament; on Strike Dec 13-19/2012

Municipality workers will launch several 48-hour strikes to protest the measure of labour reserve that will send several hundreds home with 60% of their wages for one year and the option to be dismissed after that period. The first strike will occur Thursday and Friday, December 13-14,t he second Monday …

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Thessaloniki: Court acquits municipality workers, teacher over German consul attack

Dozens of unionists cheered the court announcement acquitting two municipality workers and one teacher over an incident against the German Consul  Wolfgang Hoelsche-Obermaier, two weeks ago. The German Consul in Greece became target of angry municipality workers who had harassed and insulted and hurled coffee and water bottles at him. The three men were …

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Athens: Protesting Municipality Workers Carry the Government to …Grave.

Four men in black carry a wooden coffin. The band of Athens Municipality plays funeral music. Three men carry funeral wreaths with the names of the leaders of the three-party coalition government. The procession walks slowly through the streets of downtown Athens, passes through the Ministry of Administrative Reform and reaches outside the Greek …

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Protests and Occupations as Municipality Workers & Civil Servants Oppose “Labour Reserve”

With slogans and banners against the loan agreement, municipality workers and civil servants took to the streets on Monday, protesting the measure of ‘labour reserve’ that will forcefully sent home workers with only 75% of their salary and thus as of next month.  Municipality workers launched nationwide mobilizations protesting the labour …

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Merkel’s Envoy to Greece Wants Lay-Offs of Municipalities Workers

Three thousand employees in Greek local governments do the job of 1,000 Germans. Hans Joachim Fuchtel, the envoy of German Chancellor to Greece, sharply criticized the overstaffed public administration of debt-ridden country. Speaking at the meeting of 3. Greek-German Assembly in Thessaloniki Fuchtel underlined the problem of state employees’ efficiency: …

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Greek Public Sector, Municipality Workers Launch Protest Actions, Nov 12-14/2012

Greek public sector union ADEDY will launch a work stoppage after 12 o’ clock noon and a protest rally in downtown Athens, on Tuesday, November 13th 2012 . Civil workers protest austerity bill measure that will send public workers home with 60-70% of their salary with the option of early or scheduled retirement or dismissal. Minister …

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Athens: Troika Team Chased & Harassed by Municipality Workers

This is the third incident within 24 hours and I slowly believe, representatives and technical teams of the so-called Troika, Greece’s lenders from the IMF, the EU and the ECB, should start thinking to change their suits with some knight armor like in the good old Middle Ages*. Earlier on Tuesday, municipality …

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Athens Out of Control: Municipality Workers Beat …Mayor (videos)

The war between municipality workers/garbage collectors and political authorities got a new dimension and claimed its first victim on Thursday. Simos Daniilides, mayor of Neapolis/Sykeon. The battle started at the mayors meeting in Athens, when municipality workers from the POE-OTA union entered the building, went up to 3rd floor. Daniilides, …

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