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Greece’s Hospital workers demand mass recruitment due to pandemic

Workers in Greece’s public hospitals mobilized on Thursday demanding more personnel and more measures against the pandemic. The protest took place on the background of 10 health workers who died of Covid-19 in hospitals across the country, another 9 currently intubated in ICUs. At the same time they denounce that …

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Canning company in Pella shut down after 114 workers positive to Covid-19

A canning company in Skydra in the Prefecture of Pella, western Macedonia, was ordered to shut down and stop all operations on Friday after 114 confirmed cases of coronavirus were detected among its staff. The operation of the entire company has been suspended, including all its infrastructure and facilities and …

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Police batons against hospital workers amid the pandemic (video)

With tear gas and batons riot police went against hospital workers in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning. Protesters marched to the Health Ministry demanding a meeting with the Minister. However, police did not allow them to come closer. The union of public hospital workers POEDIN demands extension of work contracts …

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Greece announces more measures to contain spread of coronavirus

Greece announced on Friday additional measures and restrictions to prevent the increasing trend of the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The measures include the closure of restaurants and bars in Attica by midnight, limit to the number of people participating in social events, the use of mask in …

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Outbreak alarm in Kavala: 24 factory workers tested positive

Coronavirus alarm in the prefecture of Kavala in north-eastern Greece: 24 workers at a meat procession plant have been tested positive on Covid-19. The fact that they are asymptomatic has increased concerns in an area that already counts infections due to tourists arrivals. National Public Health Organization (EODY) confirmed Saturday …

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30 ambulance workers in quarantine after two tested COVID-19 positive

Thirty ambulance workers in Athens have been placed in quarantine after two of their colleagues were tested positive for COVID-10 on Wednesday. Οne of the infected workers had high fever for two days and the other was asymptomatic. The two had reportedly not transferred any OCVID-9 patients in the last …

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Over 200k enterprises in Greece in suspended operation, million workers affected

205,984 enterprises, with a workforce of at least 1,063,098 workers are currently in suspension of operation status by state order, as part of the government measures contain the coronavirus pandemic in Greece, the country’s Statistics authority said on Thursday. These enterprises make a 14.6% out of total and the workforce …

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Measures against coronavirus in Athens public transport means

Workers and the management of public transport means in Athens have decided a series of measures against the coronavirus. Among them are information spots and disinfection of vehicles. All screens of urban transport (metro stations, telematics, subway trains, etc.) will display repeated information messages reminding citizens of protection and personal …

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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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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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Greek gov’t measures for workers, businesses affected by Thomas Cook collapse

The Greek government announced on Saturday a series of measures for tourist businesses and workers affected by the collapse of British Thomas Cook. The measures were announced after a meeting of representatives from the Finance, the Labor and the Development ministries. Workers The number of required insurance stamps (IKA/EFKA) for …

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Papastratos Tobacco to offer Morris shares worth €1million to its workers

Greek tobacco company Papastratos announced it was offering shares worth 1.0 million euros of its parent company Philip Morris International, to its workers. In an announcement published on Thursday, Papastratos said with this move it was awarding workers for an exceptional performance and very strong results in the commercial sector …

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Greek Post workers on 24h strike, protesting loss of 2,300 jobs

Greek Post workers took to the streets on Wednesday to protest a restructuring plan for Greece’s oldest organization, a plan that foresees the closure of dozens of branches and the loss of more than two thousand jobs. According to ELTA workers’ union more than 2,300 employees will be fired and …

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Greek citizenship for Fishermen who saved dozens of lives from Athens wildfires

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced to facilitate Greek citizenship for three foreign laborers who work as fishermen and who saved the lives of dozens of people from the sea on the horrible night during the Athens wildfires on 23. July 2018. “We consider these people already our fellow citizens,” …

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Egyptian laborer receives €97,000 compensation from Greece

Foreign laborers must often struggle to receive compensations for injuries as well as pension payouts. Egypt’s Labor Representation Bureau in Athens succeeded in acquiring and delivering a compensation of €97,000 for a citizen who was injured while working in the country, Minister of Labor Mohamed Saafan announced Wednesday. The worker …

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