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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...

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...

Chaos in Athens As 24-Hour Strike Paralyzes Public Transport

The daily commute for thousands of Athenians was disrupted on Wednesday morning due to a 24-hour nationwide general strike. The labor action was called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), Greece's largest union for private-sector workers. Metro,...

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,...

Greek Labor Unions Celebrate May Day; Anarchists, Police Clash

Greece's largest trade union federations held a strike rally at Klafthmonos Square in central Athens on Tuesday to mark the May Day celebration with "Democracy, Justice, Equality, Freedom, Peace, Labor Rights" as their slogan. The rally was organised by the...

Athens Protest Against Multi-bill Turns to Rioting

Rioting between anti-establishment protesters and the Greek police occurred outside the Greek parliament house on Monday evening, at the end of the march against the government's omnibus bill. Some protesters from the tail of the march threw Molotov cocktails, paint,...

20,000 Strikers Demonstrate Against Austerity in Greece

Some 20,000 people demonstrated in Greece on Thursday as a general strike against new budget cuts and labour reform paralysed the civil service and disrupted transports. Around 16,000, mainly Communist party-affiliated, demonstrators marched in Athens while another 4,500 protested in...

Greece's Main Trade Union Criticises Government's 'Hostile Attitude' Towards Investments

On Monday, Greece's main private sector union GSEE, said that it "strongly disagrees" with the decision by Canadian miner Eldorado to halt all investment activities in Greece, as well as with the government's "hostile attitude" towards investments. "GSEE supports the...

Public Entities, Unions React Strongly to Greek Gov't Austerity Measures

The reaction of public entities and unions to the new austerity measures the Greek government is trying to pass was expressed with strong language in the House at the discussion of the new omnibus bill. Phrases like "You conned us!",...

May Day Rallies and Marches Held Throughout Greece

Trade unions and organisations marked the May Day labour holiday on Monday with marches and rallies held in cities around Greece. They stressed the need to fight for and defend fundamental labour rights rolled back under memorandum policies. The General...