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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...

Greek Labor Market Records 19-Year Low in March Due to Coronavirus Lockdown

According to Ergane, the Information department of the Greek Ministry of Labor, the Greek labor market recorded extremely negative numbers for employment in March of 2020. According to Ergane's data, the Greek labor market recorded a total of 41,903 fewer jobs...

Supermarket Chains in Greece Announce Generous Bonuses for Their Staff

During these difficult times for all of us, doctors, nurses and carers have been at the forefront of the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, receiving very well-deserved accolades and praise for their unstinting work in tough conditions. However, another...

Greece Offers 800 Euros to Employees Affected by Coronavirus Closures

The Greek government will offer 800 euros in compensation to all workers whose labor contract was canceled because of the suspension of operations of their enterprise, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday. Speaking during a news conference, Staikouras said...

Athens Gridlocked as Transport Workers Strike Over Pension Bill

Traffic in parts of the Greek capital came to a standstill on Tuesday as Greek transport workers joined a 24-hour public sector strike over pension reforms. Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation for the day....

Athens Braces for Transport Strike as Unions Protest Social Security Reforms

Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation in Athens on February 18, as employees will be taking part in the 24-hour strike against the new social security bill expected to be brought before Parliament on...

Asylum Seekers to Get Social Security Number in Greece in Apparent Policy U-Turn

Five key Greek ministries on Monday decided that the country will re-introduce the practice of granting a social security number to all migrants who have applied for asylum in Greece, something that the current conservative government had stopped doing...

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...

”Rubicon” Anarchist Group Storms Labor Ministry in Athens

The headquarters of Greece's Ministry of Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity in downtown Athens was the target of another ”intervention,” as the well-known Greek anarchist group ”Rubicon” terms it, on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 1:10 PM local time, twenty...

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...