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Pensioners defy rain to protest cuts, as unions call on new anti-austerity rally May 18/2017

Hundreds of pensioners defied the rain and took to the streets to protest the new austerity package to be voted Thursday night at the Greek Parliament. With umbrellas and raincoats, they joined their voices to prevent more austerity measures threatening to put their survival at risk. Holding banners and chanting …

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Greek unions celebrate International Labor Day, as government signs agreement with lenders

Thousands of unionists flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to celebrate the International Labor Day as the government and creditors agree on additional austerity measures. No more austerity is the central slogan of public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE. the established unions managed to get together just …

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Only Greece worse off than Britain, say UK’s unions

Only Greece has suffered more from austerity that Britain, trade unions charged yesterday as rising inflation and stagnant wages threaten another sharp fall in living standards. Inflation at 2.3 per cent is higher than wage growth of 2.2 per cent — meaning that people’s pay is worth less in real …

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Scandal! Wages hikes for Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) workers

That’s an unbelievable challenge for the debt-ridden Greek society! The collective bargain signed between Greece’s Public Power Company and powerful union GENOP-DEH electrocutes large parts of the unemployment- and austerity-hit Greeks of the country’s private sector. Four unions of workers at Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) signed a collective bargain …

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Athens: anti-austerity protest as lawmakers vote Budget 2015

Unionists of public and private sector unions GSEE and ADEDY as wells as members and supporters of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA and communist union PAME have gathered outside the Greek Parliament to protest the voting of another austerity budget, i.e. Budget 2015. Police closed the traffic around the area.   …

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BoG: Greek Bank Employees to Work More for Less Salary

The first employees’ fortress fell on the altar of Memorandum of Understanding II. Once powerful banking sector union had to bow to the dictates of the times. Employees at the Bank of Greece ‘broke’ the collective bargain and agreed to 17% wages and allowances cuts and increase of the working hours. Bank employees …

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Greece’s Powerful Union Involved in a Squander Scandal?

Luxury  holidays? Exclusive Conferences? Missions ‘impossible’? Extravagant Projects? Social  events? Like a private PR and Events company, Greece’s more powerful union GENOP-DEI allegedly spent money of the Public Power Company (DEI) to organize  the best what a …. union (?) can offer: social events and guests hosting thus with overpriced invoices. A ‘generous’ …

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