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Actors, theater workers on 48-hour strike

Actors and theater workers have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest at a draft government bill on pay in the sector. Strikers extend their mobilization to daily TV series sets where cameras will be off for the same two days. The strike is been joined also …

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Worker shortage in ambulance service hurts emergency response

Ambulance workers warn that they face a major worker shortage that is slowing emergency response times across the country. Currently, 45 ambulances are used during daytime and 28 ambulances at night in Attica, according to the National Center for Emergency Care (EKAV). International standards recommend provision of one ambulance for …

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Trolley buses workers in Athens on 4h work stoppage, Oct 12 UPD

Workers on Athens trolley buses have announced a four-hour work stoppage on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. The work stoppage will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. According to an announcement by the ILPAP Employees Union, the work stoppage aims to demand the immediate signature of a collective bargain …

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Platform for “social tourism program” opens June 15; beneficiaries categories

The platform for submitting applications for the “social tourism program,” which concerns 300,000 beneficiaries, opens on Wednesday, June 15, at 13:00 and will “run” for the period from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023. Its budget is 35 million euros, an amount increased by 5 million euros compared to …

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Grevena: Powerful explosion in explosives factory; 3 workers missing

A powerful explosion in a factory producing explosives in Grevena, northern Greece, completely destroyed the facility, while three workers are being missing. A guard survived injured and was transferred to hospital in state of shock. The explosion occurred short after 8:30 Monday morning in the village Itea and was heard …

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Efood delivery workers on 24h strike despite company promising contracts

The online app for food delivery efood announced on Thursday that it will turn all working contracts into ‘unlimited’ ones thus recognizing the time they worked in the past and will hire 2,016 people. The company proceeds in changing the working status of delivery workers after a huge outcry on …

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2.7 million European Union workers can’t afford heat, study finds

Almost 3 million European Union workers can’t afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization’s study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that 15% of the EU’s working poor – the equivalent of 2,713,578 people …

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Tyrnavos: Explosion at tsipouro distillery injures eight workers

At least eight people suffered burn injuries and were experiencing breathing difficulties when an explosion occurred at a tsipouro distillation plant near Larissa in central Greece on Friday. According to preliminary reports, none of the injured plant workers were in critical condition, although at least six suffered from smoke inhalation. …

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40% of Greek workers don’t get paid for overtime work, survey shows

Forty percent of workers, working overtime, is not paid for their extra working hours, a survey by the largest private sector trade union umbrella GSEE has found. A 73% of workers demand to be paid for their overtime work instead of taking leave or day off The survey showed that …

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