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Greece Participates in Pan-European Strike

In the context of the "European Action against austerity policies", the two trade unions ADEDY and GSEE have called a nationwide work stoppage from noon until the end of the shift on Wednesday and a protest rally in Klafthmonos...

Big Fat Greek Strike

Tens of thousands of Greek workers began a 48-hour strike on Nov. 6 to protest a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse. The strike was called by...

Greek Hospital Doctors to Strike Oct. 17-18

With a general strike already called for Oct. 18 by Greece's two largest labor unions in protest of more impending austerity measures from the government, hospital doctors said they will join and also not work the day before. Oct. 18...

Greece's Labor Unions Call Oct. 18 Strike

Following a massive protest and general strike last month against more austerity measures being readied by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' uneasy coalition government, Greece's two largest unions have called another strike for Oct. 18, the day of a European...

Labor Unions Call Work Stoppage, Rally to Protest Merkel Visit

Greek labor unions called a work stoppage and a rally in Athens on Tuesday to protest against the planned visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Athens, a union official said on Friday. The rally, called by the country's two...

Greece Gears Up for Week of Strikes Against Cuts

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces the first real test of his already-shaky three-month coalition government this week with the walkout of public workers in several sectors and a 24-hour general strike on Sept. 26 against another round of...

Civil Servants Face More Cuts In Pensions, Union Says

The Greek government plans to cut lump-sums paid to civil servants on retirement by more than a fifth, according to the civil servants’ union, which said it will resist the measure. The one-time pension payments are set to fall by...

Scary Prediction That Greek Unemployment Could Hit 30%

ATHENS – Greece’s jobless lines, now with more than 1.1 million people in them as unemployment has hit 22.5 percent, could be a lot longer by the end of the year and be the world’s highest, one of the...

Unemployed Expected to Exceed 1,200,000 by the End of 2012

Scientific director of the GSEE-ADEDY Institute of Labor, Professor Savvas Robolis predicts that the unemployment rate in Greece will climb to a staggering 24% by the end of this year. As he stated on radio station "Vima 99.5", the unemployed...

Greece Finds 40,000 Cases of Pension Fraud

ATHENS – Nine months after it was reported that Greece was paying pensions to 4,500 dead, it has been discovered the country – in the midst of a deep recession and economic crisis – is paying benefits as well...