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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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Workers at intercity bus service KTEL to launch a 24h strike on Mar 29

Workers at KTEl, the main intercity public transport bus service in Greece, will launch a 24-hour strike on March 29th 2018, in protest of upcoming mass lay offs. The strike will start at 06:00 am on March 29 and end at 06:00 a.m. on March 30. The strike is the …

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Workers in Greece’s asylum service launch a 2-day strike

Greek asylum service employees on short-term contracts have launched a two-day strike to protest what they say are months-long delays in their salary payments. Their union says they have not been paid for two or three months. A statement says several employees living in rented accommodation face the threat of …

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Tourism, food industries workers on 24h strike, July 20/2017

The union representing employees in the tourism and food industries has called a 24-hour strike Thursday, July 20th 2017, over what it says is a deterioration of its workers’ rights amid record tourist arrivals boosting the industry. The record arrivals have no the slightest effect in the labor conditions of …

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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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Thessaloniki: Water Company workers cut water supply to SYRIZA offices to protest privatization

Workers of the Water Company in Thessaloniki (EYATH) cut the water supply to the offices of governing SYRIZA in order to protest the upcoming privatization. Water company protester cuts water supply to SYRIZA Having launched a protest rally, the workers cut the water supply short before 11 am in a …

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