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Cosco workers in Piraeus on 48h strike, demanding safety work conditions after fatal accident

COSCO Workers at Piers II and III in Piraeus port launched one more 48-hour strike on Friday to demand up-to-date safety conditions at work and an investigation into a fatal accident at the Piraeus Container Terminal, in which a worker was killed. ENEDEP, a union representing workers handling containers at …

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Teachers strike against assessments that threaten existence of public schools

Thousands of teachers marched in downtown Athens and other big Greek cities on Monday to protest the planned assessment by the Education Ministry that does not evaluate the teachers’ performance as such but also of the school unit. Teacher complain that the new assessment policy will turn schools into “business …

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Teachers to launch 24h strike to protest “mandatory evaluation” by Education Ministry

The Federation of Greek Primary Teachers (DOE) will launch a 24-hour strike for Monday, October 11, against the mandatory evaluation of teaching staff and schools. The teacher’s strike is a response to Education Ministry sought the court to cancel any planned strike. The court ruled that theachers’ strike were “illegal” …

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PPC workers’ union GENOP-DEH to launch a 24h strike on Oct 19

The workers’ union of the Public Power Corporation (PPC), GENOP-DEI, has announced a 24-hour strike to be held on Tuesday, October 19. The strike has been scheduled to coincide with a meeting of PPC shareholders who will discuss increasing the company’s share capital. A protest gathering will be held in …

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Metro, ISAP workers on strike protesting working conditions like no A/C in summer UPD

Metro workers in Athens launch work stoppages on Wednesday protesting their working conditions. The strike affects Metro lines 2 and 3 and Urban train ISAP (Line 1) and will take place from 9 p.m. until the end of the shift. The unions of ISAP and STASY workers complain about their …

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Greece’s public sector, seamen on 24-hour strike on June 16

Greece’s  public sector and the seamen union have called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday, June 16, to protest the planned Labor Law. Public sector union umbrella ADEDY will hold a protest rally in downtown Athens at 11 a.m. Ferries and ships will remain docked for 24 hours. In …

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Thousands Greeks protest Labor Law on general Strike Day

In one of the largest strikes in recent years, thousands of Greeks joined the protest rallies and sent a strong message against the neo-liberal labor law that abolishes basic rights for workers such as paid overtime work and 8-hour work. Athens – Massive demo from communist groups against the labor …

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Striking seamen disrupt ferry services on Thursday morning

Ferry services to the Greek islands were disrupted Thursday morning after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union members blockaded the entrance to ferries in the main port of Piraeus, preventing anyone from boarding. Hundreds of passengers with their suitcases gathered at …

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May-Protests against the labor bill scrapping 8-hour workday, overtime payment

Wearing masks and carrying banners, protesters started to flock to downtown Athens on Thursday morning, as demonstrations for Labor Day were moved from May 1 (Easter Saturday) to May 6. Main demand of protesters this year is the withdrawal of the new labor bill that will scrap the 8-hour workday …

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Ferries and ships docked on May 6 due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked across the country’s ports on Thursday May 6, under a 24-hour strike called in observance of Labor Day, the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Thursday. They also called for protection of collective labor agreements and of standing working hours in the sector, among …

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Greece’s seamen to launch 48-hour strike on Feb 23-24

The Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN) announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all categories of ships on February 23-24, 2021. “Last July, the government introduced and voted Law 4714/2020 in Parliament , which dealt an overwhelming blow to the institution of Collective Labour Agreements in seafaring, while paving …

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Greece’s Air traffic controllers call off strike on Nov 26-27

Αir traffic controllers, air safety mechanics and telecommunication workers of the Greek Civil Aviation Αuthority have called off their strike mobilizations scheduled for Thursday, Friday, November 26-27, 2020. Domestic and international flights at Greece’s airports will operate as scheduled on Thursday and Friday, reported state-run news agency amna, late on …

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UPD Workers at Athens Metro, Tram, urban train join strike on Nov 26

Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP have modified their mobilization actions on strike day Thursday, November 26, 2020. Late on Wednesday, thu unions of workers at STASY (metro, tram, train ISAP) announced the following: Metro: Lines 1, 2, 3 on 24-hour strike Tram: Work stoppage from 6 pm …

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Greece’s Air Traffic controllers, safety mechanics on strike Nov 25-26

The Greek Air Traffic Controllers Association (EEEKE) and the Union of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Mechanics (ENHMAEK) will be staging a 24-hour strike and workouts  on November 25-26 2020. The two workouts are scheduled for Nov 25 and the strike on Nov 26, both unions said in a joint statement. …

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Greece modifies travel restrictions due to Air Traffic Controllers strike, increases Israel arrivals

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority has modified travel restrictions regarding the mandatory negative Covid-19 test after several flights were cancelled due to Air Traffic Controllers strike on October 18th and 19th 2020. At the same time, the CAA increased the weekly number of tourists allowed to arrive in Greece from Israel. …

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers and Civil Aviation work stoppages Oct 7-8

Greek Air Traffic Controllers and the Federation of Associations of Greek Civil Aviation Authorities are holding two work stoppages on Wednesday and Thursday, October 7-8, 2020. Both OSYPA and EEEKE are protesting the restructuring of the country’s Civil Aviation Authority under new legislation, and delayed salary payments. ΕΕΕΚΕ work stoppage …

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