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General Strike: Thousands March in Central Athens Against Government Bill

Despite the cloudy and rainy weather, thousands of people marched in central Athens on Tuesday morning, participating in the 24-hour general strike declared by the country's largest labor unions. Athens buses, trams, and the Metro line 1 (from Piraeus to...

Public Sector Employees Call 24-Hour Strike for Thursday

Greece’s largest public-sector union organization (ADEDY), which represents employees working for the country's public sector, has called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday, January 17. ADEDY demands the revocation of the new system for teachers' appointments, contained in a...

Greek Public Sector Workers on Strike Over Pay, Pensions

The largest union representing public sector employees in Greece has called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday. ADEDY, which represents about half a million public sector workers, is demanding wage and pension increases. It wants the left-led Syriza government to retract...

Greece's Civil Servants Call 24-Hour Strike Over Pay, Pensions

ADEDY, Greece’s largest public sector union will stage a 24-hour walkout on November 14 to demand wage and pension increases, hirings and tax cuts. “Now that we’ve become a normal country with a normal government which is no longer supervised...

Greek Public Sector Union Calls for Strike Action

The public sector employees' union ADEDY is again boycotting the evaluation of staff working for the state, urging them to go on strike. In order to avoid last year's failed attempt to evaluate public sector and municipality employees, the Ministry...

Greek Labor Unions Celebrate May Day; Anarchists, Police Clash

Greece's largest trade union federations held a strike rally at Klafthmonos Square in central Athens on Tuesday to mark the May Day celebration with "Democracy, Justice, Equality, Freedom, Peace, Labor Rights" as their slogan. The rally was organised by the...

20,000 Strikers Demonstrate Against Austerity in Greece

Some 20,000 people demonstrated in Greece on Thursday as a general strike against new budget cuts and labour reform paralysed the civil service and disrupted transports. Around 16,000, mainly Communist party-affiliated, demonstrators marched in Athens while another 4,500 protested in...