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Private sector, communist unionists deliver a scuffle at Plenary meeting (video)

A truly …nice Greek atmosphere at the plenary of Greece’s private sector unions umbrella GSEE.The hall turned into a boxing match, after unionists of the Confederation delivered a scuffle with members of the Communist party union PAME. Swears flew through the air, punches ended on shoulders, some unionists left with …

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Smoke rises high as Greeks celebrate Tsiknopempti with lots of grilled meat

You can hardly go around in Greece today, on the famous Tsiknopempti day without noticing the smell of roasted meat rising high from professional and make-shift grills. As early in the morning Greeks fires the charcoal and put delicious meat bites on: sausages, pork and chicken chops, pancetta slices, meatballs, …

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Court sentences 7 top PPC unionists for fraud: 3 to 5 years on suspension

A Three-Members Appeals Court in Athens sentenced seven top unionists of Greece’s Public Power Corporation union GENOP-DEH to 3 to 5 years imprisonment for the so-called “Golden Subsidies,” according to which the union would be granted thousands of euro that was spent in luxurious travels and other . The court …

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First anti-SYRIZA general strike and protest with teargas from the left

It must have been an awesome experience: to be a SYRIZA supporter, to have joined the anti-austerity protest and to be teargassed by the same government that you support. This interpretation of the incidents as it appeared in several Greek media is wrong. Police did not fired teargas against the …

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PPC-unionists to start 48-hour rolling strikes, June 26/2014

Unionists at Greek Public Power Company (DEH) picked up this summer’s hottest day to start 48-hour rolling strikes in order to express their disagreement to the break-up and partial privatization of the Greek electricity company. The government will bring the relevant bill to the Parliament on upcoming Thursday and is …

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Greek Communist party slams gov’t “vulgar propaganda” over video footage

A row broke between Greek communist party KKE and the government after media broadcast of a video footage showing damages in the labour ministry apparently caused by the party’s unionists PAME during Wednesday’s occupation.  Video: broadcast by Skai TV, displaying the pictures given by Labour Ministry embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube …

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