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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...

Union Outcry Forces Greek Gov't to Withdraw Strike Amendment

The Greek government decided to withdraw an amendment on workers' strike and other labour issues only hours after they were tabled in parliament, due to strong reactions from opposition parties. Regarding the right to go on strike, the amendment said...

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...

Public Sector Employees to Demonstrate Against Work Evaluation on Monday

The public sector employees' union ADEDY will be staging a rally in central Athens on Monday to protest against the evaluation scheme proposed by the Ministry of Administrative Reform. The civil servants will gather outside the ministry building on Vassilissis...

Greek Civil Servants Boycott Evaluation Process

Public sector employees have refused to cooperate in the evaluation of their performance, as the deadline for the completion of the process expired on Tuesday. According to estimates, the abstention rate was around 70%, while ADEDY –the union representing public...

Public Entities, Unions React Strongly to Greek Gov't Austerity Measures

The reaction of public entities and unions to the new austerity measures the Greek government is trying to pass was expressed with strong language in the House at the discussion of the new omnibus bill. Phrases like "You conned us!",...