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Lesvos, Chios strike: Police against locals, forest fire due to flash grenades

Public services, banks, cafes and restaurants and even kiosks are closed down on the island of Lesvos on Wednesday. Locals joined the general strike to protest the unprecedented police violence against those protesting the construction of a closed migration center. Locals gathered at Sappho main square of Mytiline and marched …

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Protesters “bury” the Pensions Bill as Greece paralyzes with a 24h strike

In a symbolic act, strikers in Herakleio, Crete, buried the pension and social security reform bill on Tuesday, the day Greece paralyzed due to the 24-hour strike. Some of the bill protesters in Heraklio wore Death costumes and held pruning shears in order to point out to the negative effects …

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Fine Greek mess: Trains, Proastiakos on strike without informing the public

The absolute fine Greek mess: the union of workers at trains and suburban train Proastiakos declared a strike without previous informing all workers and the public. And this on a day, where all other public transport means, metro, tram, buses, trolleys buses, are locked in depots and workers on strike. …

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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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General strike on Aegean islands as locals protest migration policy

All activities stand still  on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros as the public and private sector are holding a general strike to protest the government policy on migration and the continuous flows of refugees and migrants. Local residents and authorities and business owners have joint the strike. …

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Federation of employees at Greek banks on 24-hour strike Dec 11

The Federation of unions of Greek banks employees will launch a 24-hour strike across the country on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The mobilization is the response of the Federation OTOE to the recent lay-off by the Piraeus Bank. On the same day, OTOE will launch a protest outside the Labor …

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Piraeus Bank staff on 24h strike due to recent layoffs, Dec 5

Piraeus Bank staff will hold a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, as well as a protest gathering to be held at the labor ministry on the same day.A work stoppage was held on Wednesday. The Federation of Bank Workers’ Unions (OTOE) said the actions aim to protest …

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PPC workers launch 48-hour strikes, except on floods-ridden Rhodes

Workers at Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) started their 48-hour strikes at midnight Tuesday. the strikes are spread across the country, with the exception of the island of Rhodes that was declared in “state of emergency” due to the floods on Monday. The strikes are repetitive and will last until …

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Suspended! Athens Metro workers to launch work stoppages Nov 28-29

The Union of Athens metro workers decided to suspend the work stoppages it had announced last week. The work stoppages were scheduled for Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019.  The work stoppages are scheduled to take place as follows: Nov 28: from begin of morning shift until 9:00 …

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Garbage piling up due to municipality workers’ 48-hour strike

Municipality workers across Greece have launched a 48-hour strike in order to protest government plans to hand over to private investors part of municipality services. The strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 22-23, 2019, already shows its first impact with garbage bags to piling up especially in the big cities …

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Cancelled! Metro, urban Train, Tram on work stoppages, Oct 17

Workers at Athens Metro, Urban train and Tram have cancelled their work stoppages scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, workers said they cancel their protest mobilization after receiving assurances by the Transport Minister with regards to their collective bargain. Last week, KTG reported: …

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Cancelled! Trains, Proastiakos work stoppages, strike Oct 8-9

UPDATE: Strike cancelled! All trains, Proastiakos and the Athens Metro line to/form Athens Airport will operate as schedule on Oct 8-9, 2019, after a court ruled on Monday afternoon that the announced work stoppages and 24-hour strike were “illegal.” The company’s management had taken the case to court. The PanHellenic …

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Unprecedented move by a PM: Mitsotakis openly criticizes Wed’s strike

In an unprecedented move for a prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, openly criticized the country’s unions that have launched a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the second within a couple of days. “Once again, a few strike and many are in trouble!” Mitsotakis wrote on his private Facebook account taking an open …

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UPD Greece’s private diagnostic centers on indefinite strike as of June 10

Private diagnostic centers across Greece put a padlock as of Monday, June 10th 2019, due to disagreements with the Health Ministry. The strike is thought to be indefinite or until there is a solution between the centers’ owners and the government. The strike means that neither patients insured at the …

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Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban train workers launch two work stoppages May 31

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face major problems tomorrow Friday after workers’ union at Metro, Tram and urban train ISAP declared a double work stoppage for May 31, 2019. the first work stoppage will take place with the start of the morning shift and last until 8 o’ clock …

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