General Strike

Greece Is 'Closed' for the Day

Thursday's 24-hour strike launched by almost all professional groups, workers, public sector employees and mass transport services leaves Greece paralyzed for the day, while dozens of thousands of people took it to the streets in protest. The Greek government's proposal...

Greeks Protest Against Austerity Reforms With 24-Hour General Strike

Greek workers and professionals are on a 24-hour general strike today, Thursday, protesting the harsh austerity reforms that are about to be voted on in parliament. The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Public Sector Employees Association (ADEDY)...

Firebombs and Skirmishes Mark General Strike Rally in Greece [video]

The general strike rally against austerity in Greece was marked by hooded individuals throwing firebombs at policemen and smashing shop windows in downtown Athens. The skirmishes started around 1:30 pm when hooded individuals started throwing molotov cocktails at riot police at...

Greece Paralyzes as Tsipras Government Faces First General Strike

Greece is paralyzed on Thursday as workers in the public and private sector are on strike protesting the harsh austerity measures imposed by the leftist Alexis Tsipras government. This is the first general strike during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government that...

Greece's Ruling Party Calls for General Strike

SYRIZA's Labor Policy Department called on all workers, unemployed, pensioners and students to join the general strike on Thursday. In an official announcement, the left-wing party department urges Greek citizens to "actively respond" to the pressure of creditors who continue...

Greek Mass Media Strike on Wednesday, Ahead of Thursday's General Strike

Greek mass media will strike from 6:00 am on Wednesday until 6:00 am on Thursday, ahead of the general strike that has been scheduled by the country's public and private sector unions (GSEE and ADEDY) for Thursday. The media strike...

General Strike from Greek Labor Unions on November 27

Today, Greece’s major labor unions have announced a 24-hour general strike for November 27 in order to protest against planned layoffs and pension reforms demanded by the country's international lenders. This will be the first general strike in the country...

Greek Seamen Suspend Strikes for Easter Holiday

Striking Greek seamen will suspend any further industrial action to avoid disrupting ferry and freight services during the Easter holiday, their union said Wednesday. The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) announced that all passenger ship routes will be serviced as of...

General Strike in Athens on April 9

A series of Greek Unions, the Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDI), the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association (PFS), the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), the Athens Labour Centre (EKA) and the Pharmaceutical Association of Attica, announced a general strike on Wednesday, April...

General Strike in Greece on November 6

On Wednesday November 6,  a general strike of public and private sectors will take place for 24-hours and there is a possibility that protests will continue. Public Servant’s Union (ADEDY) and General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) declared "The fight...