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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...

The Dark Side of Mykonos: Tourism Employees Complain of Horrid Conditions

The Greek island of Mykonos is famous for its great nightlife and the luxurious lifestyles of its summer denizens. Celebrities from all over the world visit the idyllic island, which also offers amazing beaches, beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and...

Greek Ferries to Remain Docked on Wednesday Due to Industrial Action

The Hellenic Seamens' Federation (PNO) has declared a 24-hour strike on July 3 amid a labor dispute with passenger shipping operators. Greek islands will be left with no connection to the mainland at the height of the tourist season. Also,...

More than One in Four Young Greeks are Not Working or Studying

More than one in four young Greeks aged 20-34 do not work or study, according to the latest Eurostat figures for 2018. Greece is in the second-worst position among the members of the European Union, as 26.8 percent of young...

Greek Transport Services Will Come to a Halt on Wednesday

There will be no buses, trolleys and electric trains in Athens on Wednesday, May 1 (Labor Day) due to a 24-hour strike declared by the workers’ union. However, the Athens metro and the tram will begin their daily service from...

Greek Teachers Strike Over New Education Bill

Greek teachers walked off the job on Friday to protest against a bill which would change middle and high school curricula and regulate the country's university entrance system. Members of the Greek Federation of Secondary State School Teachers (OLME) went...

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...

Tourism Jobs in Greece Will Exceed One Million in 2019

A report by a leading travel and tourism forum published on Wednesday says that fully one quarter of employment in Greece is now in the tourism sector. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a forum consisting of members from...

Farmers End Protest, Blockade at Nikea

Protesting farmers from Thessaly withdrew their tractors from their blockade at Nikea on Saturday. The farmers said they will gather again on March 1 outside the courthouse at Larissa and at a rally at Kileler on March 17. The farmers...

Greece Raises Minimum Wage to €650, Nixes Sub-Minimum for Under-25s

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday that the nation will raise its minimum wage to €650 ($745) per month, and his government will abolish the ''sub-minimum'' wage which has been paid to those under the age of 25. Tsipras declared...