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Heightened Police Presence as Unions Plan Demonstrations at Thessaloniki International Fair

As Thessaloniki gears up to open the Thessaloniki International Fair next weekend, police have taken a proactive approach to the situation as 3,000-4,000 police officers as well as 20 riot police squads and 50 motorcycle police from Athens will...

Greek Unions Organize Strike Against Pension Reform on February 4

Greek labor unions are preparing for a 24-hour nationwide strike, set to take place on Thursday, February 4, reported Reuters. The unions will protest against the pension reform that the leftist Greek government plans to make, following the instructions of...

Greek Farmers, Workers and Professionals Prepare for Strikes Against Pension and Tax Reforms

A series of strikes and protest rallies by workers, farmers and professionals against upcoming pension and tax reforms has started on Wednesday in Greece with farmers symbolically occupying the headquarters of the Farmers Social Security Organization (OGA). Lawyers and bailiffs...

Reforming Greece’s Pension System Demands a Change of Economic Course

Greece’s Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) has taken a public stance on the government’s plans to overhaul an ailing pension system that will surely annoy government officials and add to their worries that public opinion is increasingly questioning the legitimacy of...

Greek Riot Police Clash with Senior Protesters in Athens

Protests took place in downtown Athens, Greece, on Friday in a response to the government's social security reform plan. Amid the developing tension, riot police clashed with a group of senior protesters who were members of the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) and the Greek Civil Servants Confederation...

Greek Labor Union Rallies Against Bailout Agreement on Thursday

Greek labor unions ADEDY and PAME have called mobilizations on Thursday against the government's agreement with creditors that will be brought for voting in parliament. The PAME rally will be held at 7:30 pm in Omonoia Square and ADEDY's rally at 8:00 pm...

Public and Private Sector 24-Hour Strike Paralyzes Greece

Greece is paralyzed after the 24-hour general strike of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Greek Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) on Thursday. With three big protest rallies that started at 11 a.m., Athens was a city resonating with...

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...

Administrative Reform Minister Against Mayors' Refusal to Evaluate Employees

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responded to statements made by 19 Greek mayors, who have insisted that they will not permit the review of work contracts that changed the status of municipal personnel from contract workers to payroll employees. On Thursday,...