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Taxi Union in Athens on 4-hour work stoppage, Feb 26, 2019

The Taxi Owners’ Union in Athens will launch a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Aim of the action that will leave the Greek capital without taxis for several hours is the convention of the taxi union. The work stoppage will start at 02:00 p.m. and end at …

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Workers at Athens Urban Train ISAP to launch 3h work stoppage, Feb 21

Workers at Athens Urban Train ISAP will launch a 3-hour work stoppage on Thursday, February 21, 2019. With the strike, they want to draw attention to permanent problems like delays in the ticket issue, shortages in spare parts that leads to decrease of schedules. Furthermore, the want the signing of …

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Greek Post workers on 24h strike, protesting loss of 2,300 jobs

Greek Post workers took to the streets on Wednesday to protest a restructuring plan for Greece’s oldest organization, a plan that foresees the closure of dozens of branches and the loss of more than two thousand jobs. According to ELTA workers’ union more than 2,300 employees will be fired and …

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Ferries to remain docked as Seamen’s Union joints 24h strike

Ferries will remained docked as the Pan-Hellenic Association announced its members will participate in the 24-hour strike of Greece’s private sector on November 28, 2018. Ferries will remain docked from 00:01 until 24:00. Private sector umbrella union GSEE has declared a 24-hour strike demanding collective bargains, rise in wages and …

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Civil Servants in Greece launch 24-hour strike, Nov 14/2018

Public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 14th 2018. The planned protest rally to the Greek Parliament will disrupt traffic in downtown Athens. The union demands pay raise as well as increase of pensions. Both have been reduced several times since the bailout agreements in …

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Taxi owners to launch 12-hour strike across Greece on Nov 8

The Panhellenic Federation of Greek Taxi will launch a 12-hour strike on Thursday, November 8th 2018.  The strike is supposed to protest a decrease in their business due to ride sharing services and “failure of the government to protect the sector.” It is certainly coincidence that on Thursday, the chairman …

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Athens Metro workers to launch 2 work stoppages on Friday

The union of Athens Metro workers will launch two work stoppages on Friday, October 19, 2018. The first work stoppage will start with the begin of the early morning shirt until 9:00 a.m. and the second will start at 11:00 p.m. until the end of  the night shift. The workers …

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Is Greece considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization?

Suspicion is near, Greece is considering to lease archaeological sites and museums for utilization in order to “maintain our cultural heritage,” as Culture Minister Mirsini Zorba said on Thursday criticizing the 24-hour strike launched by archaeologists, Culture Ministry staff, sites and museums guards. Hundreds of tourists climbed to Acropolis of …

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Greece’s Sites and Museums staff on 24h strike due to privatization plans

Unions of workers at Greece’s archeological sites and museums have called for a 24-hour strike to protest the trasnfer of several public museums and sites to the country’s Privatization Fund. The strike is scheduled for 11. October 2018. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that …

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+++ Ferries strike ends after Greece Seamen’s unions agree with shipowners

The Greek Seamen’s unions Federation PNO has reportedly agreed with shipowners for Passenger Ships on Tuesday noon. The ferries strike ends later on Tuesday, media report, and not at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th 2018, as originally scheduled. PNO and shipowners agreed for a 2% wage raise for 2018 and …

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Ferries strike leaves thousands travelers stranded on Greek islands

Thousands of travelers have been stranded on Greek islands due to the 48-hour strike by the Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO. Locals and holidaymakers are not able to leave the islands because for many islands the sea offers the only way to connect with the mainland. Many tourists are at risk …

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Ferries to remain docked for another 24 hours, after unions extend strike

Greek Seamen’s Federation PNO decided on Monday to extend its strike for another 24 hours. Ferries remain docked and the strike will last until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5th 2018. The seamen did not accept the proposal by ship owners for a 2-percent wage raise. The PNO wants a …

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Rolling work stoppages & 24h strike by train workers affect Proastiakos & Airport Metro

Workers at Greece’ Train company Hellenic Railways (OSE) have announced to launch  rolling work stoppages as of July 11th and these work stoppages will culminate in a 24-hour strike on July 20th 2018. The train workers mobilization will affect all schedules of TrainOSE, the Proastiakos as well as the Metro …

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Travel disruption ahead as Ryanair pilots in Ireland declare 24h strike

Travel disruption ahead for thousands of holidaymakers as pilots in Ireland working at Ryanair confirm that industrial action is set to take place on July 12th 2018. Almost 100 pilots are expected to participate in the strike that takes place at the peak of the tourist season. Ryanair says the …

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Athens: Public transport means to launch work stoppages June 19 & 21

Workers at public transport means will launch two work stoppages this week to protest the closure of bus depot at Helliniko and cut backs in public transport means. The work stoppages will be held on Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, June 19th 2018, buses will operate only between 9:00 a.m. …

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Athens: 24h Taxi strike, work stoppages at Buses, Trolleys & Metro on June 14

A hell of a day for motorists and commuters in Greek capital Athens, due to work stoppages in public transport means and a new 24-hour strike of taxi drivers. Main roads in the city of more than 4 million inhabitants are fully packed, since the morning. The situation is expected …

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