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Media Blackout Continues in Greece as Unions Extend Strike

Journalists, producers and technical staff decided on Wednesday to continue their strike for another 24 hours in protest against planned changes to the press laws in Greece. State-run and most private-run media in the country have halted all news dissemination...

Public Sector Strike Slows Down Greece Amidst Lockdown

Metro services in Athens will be affected on Thursday, due to the participation of workers in the 24-hour strike, which has been announced by trade unions. ADEDY, the public service union, is also carrying out a nationwide strike, demanding, among...

Migrant Crisis: Northern Aegean Islands Will Go on General Strike Wednesday

Greece's Region of the North Aegean and its municipalities have called for a general strike on Wednesday, in a fresh protest against the tough stance the government has taken on establishing new migrant detention centers there. The decision to strike...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

''Don't Order Food, Cook Pasta!'': Greek Food Delivery Workers Go on Strike

The first coordinated strike of workers in the food delivery sector will take place simultaneously in Athens and Thessaloniki on Thursday. The workers in this specific sector have participated in strikes in the past, but this is their first attempt...

Greek Islanders to Strike, Demanding Shutdown of Migrant Centers

Residents of Samos Island in the eastern Aegean called for a "day of action" on Thursday in protest against the cramped migrant center on the island. Municipal services and businesses are scheduled to close down in a protest, demanding that the island’s...