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Migrant Crisis: Northern Aegean Islands Will Go on General Strike Wednesday

Greece's Region of the North Aegean and its municipalities have called for a general strike on Wednesday, in a fresh protest against the tough stance the government has taken on establishing new migrant detention centers there. The decision to strike...

Greek PM Blasts "Out of Touch" Trade Unionists as General Strike Halts Public Transport

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis blasted the country's trade unionists who had organized Wednesday's general strike, saying that they represent only a tiny minority. "Once again, few are on strike and many are in distress," Mitsotakis posted on Twitter as...

General Strike on Wednesday to Bring Greek Public Transport to a Halt

Greek unions have called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday in protest at the government’s new labor laws that are included in an omnibus bill tabled by the Development and Investment Ministry. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ government plans to change...

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...

Flights Cancelled, Ships Docked Ahead of General Strike in Greece

Athenians and visitors alike face more transport chaos on Wednesday as unions call another 24-hour strike. Public transport employees in Athens will down tools as the country’s main private and public-sector umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, embark on more industrial...

General Strike over Austerity Brings Greece to a Halt

Greek workers have walked off their jobs for a 24-hour general strike that is shutting down  services across the country. Domestic flights and Athens transport were disrupted, ships remained docked for 24 hours, and some public services were shut down,...

Greek Riot Police Fire Tear Gas at Anti-Austerity Protestors Outside of Parliament

Anti-austerity protests took place on Wednesday in Athens. They are part of a general strike occurring concurrent to the Greek Parliament debating the bailout-related spending cuts. The protests outside of Parliament turned violent when, according to the AP, several dozen of protestors of...

Transport Services to Strike in Protest of New Austerity Vote in Parliament

Public transport employees will be starting a three-day work stoppage in protest of new austerity measures to be voted in parliament on Thursday, as reported by ekathimerini. Beginning on Tuesday, there will be no buses from 11 a.m. to 4...

Trade Unions Announced 24-Hour General Strike on May 17

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) and the civil servants' union federation ADEDY -- between them representing the majority of Greece's unionized workers -- on Thursday reached a joint decision to hold a 24-hour general strike on...

Hooded Men Break Protest Rally and Clash with Police

A large group of hooded men broke up the protest rally at Syntagma Square by hurling Molotov cocktails at police, with the latter responding with tear gas. More than 50,000 people participated in the general strike demonstration rally in Athens...