General Strike

Labor Unions Call for 48-Hour Strike

Greece's two main labor unions covering civil servants and the private sector have called a 48-hour strike to protest austerity measures due to be voted on next week. The unions said Wednesday, Oct 31 that the strike on Nov 6-7...

Greece Gears Up for Another General Strike

Greece's two largest labor unions, GSEE and ADEDY, representing public and private workers, will lead another 24-hour general strike on Oct. 18, shutting down much of the country for the third time in a month. The strike and expected protests...

New General Strike on October 18

Two leading Greek unions, Gsee and Abedy - representing respectively private sector and state employees - have called a 24-hour general strike next Thursday, October 18, to coincide with a European summit in Brussels, local media reported citing union...

Unions Call General Strike for 26 September

Greece's largest labor unions on Thursday called a general strike for Sept. 26, responding to a major new government austerity package that is expected to worsen hardship in the recession-hit country. The date of the 24-hour strike was decided Thursday,...

Anti-Austerity Protesters Burn German Flag in Athens

Some 25,000 anti-austerity Greek protesters gathered outside the Greek Parliament during a general strike rally of all trade unions on Tuesday. The adverse weather conditions in Athens were not enough to turn the crowds away. A group of protesters set...

Air-Traffic Controllers Join 48-Hour General Strike on Wednesday

Air-traffic controllers will join the 48-hour general strike scheduled to start on Wednesday the 19th of October. This strike is likely to disrupt both domestic and international flights in and out of all Greek airports. Moreover, all ferry services are...

Unions to Stretch General Strike to Two Days

Two main unions on Thursday said they would hold a two-day general strike next week against new austerity cuts by the government to address an unraveling debt crisis that has shaken the eurozone. The leading GSEE union that represents private...