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Greek Trade Unions Defy Coronavirus Scare to Mark Labor Day

Greek trade unionists marked their annual Labor Day with a rally in central Athens on Friday but were careful to keep a safe distance from each other, according to the guidelines instituted to fight the coronavirus epidemic. Rally organizers gathered...

Mountains of Garbage Grow in Athens as Sanitation Workers Stage Strike

Tons of garbage have been left uncollected in Athens and other major Greek cities as municipal sanitation workers have joined in a series of strikes protesting a development bill currently debated in parliament. POE-OTA, the Panhellenic Federation of Employees in...

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...

Four Injured in Clashes Between Trade Unionists in Rhodes

Violent clashes broke out on Thursday in Rhodes as a group of about 200 individuals stormed into a hotel where Greece's largest private-sector union, GSEE, was expected to hold its 37th conference. Four people were reportedly injured in the clashes...

Greek Workers Call General Strike for Wednesday

Greece's largest trade union organisation (GSEE) representing private-sector workers, has called for a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Wednesday. The union is also organizing a rally in Klafthmonos Square in central Athens at 11:00 (0900 GMT) on Wednesday morning, urging workers,...

Athens Announces Reduced Transport Ahead of May Day Rallies

Disruption is expected in Athens tomorrow as labor activists stage rallies and demonstrations to mark May 1, International Workers' Day. A rally by two large union groups is expected at 11 a.m. local time (0800GMT) in central Athens preceded an...

Greek Picketers Hit Out at 'Robbery' on Eve of Strike

Labor union members and riot police faced off in Athens on Thursday evening, on the eve of major nationwide industrial action. Riot police were ordered to assemble at the front of a Finance Ministry building, where members of the Communist...

Strikes to Bring Greece to Standstill on Friday

  Greek transport workers and doctors in public hospitals will join seamen in a 24-hour strike on Friday, as labor unions escalate their opposition to a raft of proposed reforms going through the country’s parliament. The reforms contained in a 400-article,...

General Strike Called by Greek Labour Unions for Mid-December

The country's biggest labour unions have called a new general strike next month against bailout-linked austerity policies, as the government launches new talks with its international rescue creditors. The ADEDY civil servants' union called the December 14, 24-hour-strike, in which...