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General Strike Called by Greek Labour Unions for Mid-December

The country's biggest labour unions have called a new general strike next month against bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government launches new talks with its international rescue creditors. The ADEDY civil servants' union called the December 14, 24-hour-strike, in which...

Traffic Jams all Over the Capital Due to Athens Metro Strike

The Athens Metro came to a standstill on Thursday when workers in the Greek capital began a 24-hour strike to oppose the planned privatisation of the rail operator. The strike disrupted the daily commute for thousands of Athenians and caused...

Greek Media on 24-hour Strike on Tuesday Over Health Care

Greece is under a news blackout after the country's biggest press union called a 24-hour strike to protest the feared closure of a special health care fund for media employees. No news programs are being broadcast on Tuesday; most websites...

Railways in Greece Immobilized After Rail Workers' 24-hour Strike

Greek railway workers started a 24-hour strike and stopped the movement of all trains. They are protesting against the privatisation of the railway operator. The trade unions insist on terminating the transfer of the Greek railway company "Trainose" to the...

24-Hour Strike on Friday for Metro, Tram

Workers on Athens fixed-rail transport systems (tram, metro and Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway) will hold a 24-hour strike on Friday in protest against legislation that hands over the commercial exploitation of STASY fixed-rail transport stations and premises to the Athens...

Strike Called for Mid-Season Sales' Sunday Opening

The Federation of Private Employees (OIYE) has called a 24-hour strike on May 4 for retail workers in protest at shops opening on the first Sunday of the mid-season sales period in Greece. They have also planned a protest outside Athens...

Greece Grinds to a Halt Amid Nationwide 24-hour Strike

Unions representing private sector workers and state employees in Greece launched a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Wednesday against the austerity measures put through by the government. Called by Greece's umbrella unions ADEDY and GSEE, the industrial action disrupted trains and ferries,...

Store Employees On Strike Regarding Sunday Opening

The Federation of Greek Private Employees (OIYE) has decided to strike in response to Sunday store opening. For the upcoming Sunday opening on January 17, OIYE has announced a 24-hour strike covering all of Greece and has called for a...

Civil Servants To Hold 24-Hour Strike On December 19

Greek civil servants called a 24-hour nationwide strike on Dec. 19 to protest against austerity measures and what it called the dissolution of public services. "The serious problems that workers in the public sector face, because of thousands of firings...