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ERT Solidarity Demonstrations Throughout Greece

Despite the 24-hour strike of the Greek media, which has spread throughout Greece to protest against the  government’s decision to shut down the state public broadcaster, radio and TV stations will be able to cover the solidarity demonstrations and...

Strikes Over ERT To Disrupt Athens

Public transportation in Athens will be staggered on June 13 as transport workers join a strike called by the country's largest labor unions representing public and private workers in the aftermath of the government's decision to shut down the...

Greece Moves To Control Protests

After the protest-ridden year of 2012 - there were 5,600  demonstrations, most against austerity measures - the Greek government wants to control them and limit their influence to prevent disruption to the city's center by small-scale organizings. Public Order Minister...

Greek Teacher Exam Strike Fizzles

Greek teachers who had been ordered not to strike on the first day of university entrance exams, showed up to monitor the tests on May 17, giving up their plans to protest requirements for extra work without pay. They had...

Strike Called To Support Greek Teachers

With the government issuing a mobilization order to prevent Greek teachers from refusing to work as monitors for university entrance exams, the union representing public sector workers said it would strike for 24 hours on May 14 and again...

Sluggish May Day Protests In Athens

Only about 8,000 protesters took part in Greece's May 1 general strike in Athens, a far cry from the nearly 100,000 that showed up last year, with many Greeks having already fled the city for their villages for the...

Anti-Austerity Protests Draw 60,000 in Athens

Enraged by more coming pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions, an estimated 60,000 people converged on the center of Athens on Feb. 21 during a 24-hour general strike that shut down services. Ferries stayed in port, schools closed, public...

Greece Will Close Obsolete Enterprises

The Greek Parliament has approved a plan to start dismantling state agencies that have little or nothing to do and start merging others in the beginning of what labor unions said is a move to fire scores of thousands...

Public Sector Workers Walk Off Jobs

Greek public sector workers held a 24-hour strike on Dec. 19 to protest the country's new $17.45 billion austerity program and the prospect of looming job cuts. The walkout was the latest attempt to derail Athens' fiscal reforms and...

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...