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Municipal Workers Storm Greek Ministry of Labor

Dozens of members of the POE-OTA union representing municipal workers stormed the Labor Ministry headquarters in central Athens on Monday morning. They demanded a meeting with Minister Effie Achtsioglou after the the death of a 53-year-old driver of a municipal...

Relief for Athenians; Garbage Collectors End Strike

After hours of deliberation Greek municipal workers have decided to suspend the strike that has crippled the Greek capital for more than a week. The municipal workers union (POE-OTA) which represents the garbage collectors has decided to end the strike...

Waiting for Striking Garbage Collectors to Decide, Greek Gov't Looks for Plan B

While the municipal workers are discussing whether they will continue their strike, the Greek government is seeking a Plan B for dealing with the mounds of garbage piling up in city streets across the country. According to sources within the...

Greek PM Proposals Fail to Convince Municipal Workers Who Continue Strike

The proposals made on Tuesday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Interior Minister Panos Skourletis to representatives of the municipal workers union POE-OTA failed to convince and workers decided the strike will continue through Thursday. Coming out of the meeting...

Greek PM Invites POE-OTA Trade Unionists to Meet him on Tuesday

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has extended an invitation to trade unionists in the POE-OTA union federation, which represents the majority of local authority workers, to a meeting at the Maximos Mansion on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. According to...

New Government Garbage Collectors Deadlock Leaves Greece Amid Mounts of Trash

Monday's new meeting between the temporary municipal workers union (POE-OTA) and Greek Minister of the Interior Panos Skourletis ended in a deadlock. As a result, piled-up trash will remain on the streets of Athens and other cities across Greece, with...

Minister of Home Affairs and POE-OTA Fail to Resolve Issues – Trash Remains Piled in the Streets

The meeting of Minister of Interior Panos Skourletis with the POE-OTA (Federation of Contract Employees of Cleaning) concluded without any significant effect on Saturday afternoon, after the legislative regulation was announced on Monday by the Minister of the Interior on...

Municipal Sanitation Employees Extend Labor Action Until June 29

Municipal employees working in sanitation announced on Thursday the escalation of their labor action, a decision that will worsen the situation in Greek cities where garbage has piled up. Their union is protesting against a Court of Audit ruling...

Greek Municipal Workers Likely to Escalate Strike Beyond Thursday

The municipal workers union POE-OTA are to decide whether to continue their strike, threatening not collect the garbage from city streets beyond Thursday unless their demands are met by the Ministry of the Interior. POE-OTA demands that contract municipal workers...

Municipal Worker Unionists Occupy Greek Ministry of Interior Headquarters

Protesters of the municipal workers union POE-OTA occupied the Ministry of the Interior on Monday, demanding to meet with the minister over the permanent hiring of contract workers. The sit-in did not last for more than an hour as shortly...