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Greece's Public University Professors To Go On Strike the First Two Days of September Exams

The union of public university professors, POSDEP, is giving what they are calling a warning by going on strike Monday and Tuesday - the first two days of Greece's September exam period. They say that the strike is a warning...

Greek Lawmakers To Fast-Track Raft of Reforms

Greek lawmakers are to fast-track an enormous bill needed for the country to complete a third review of its  bailout program. The 400-article, 1,326-page bill includes several thorny issues that opposition parties are likely to vote against. It will be introduced...

Trade Unionists Furious at Labor Law Changes Invade Greek Ministry (video)

Dozens of demonstrators invaded the Ministry of Labor in downtown Athens on Tuesday protesting against the government’s decision to amend the law on strikes. According to reports, the demonstrators were members of the trade union PAME, affiliated to the Greek...

Protests and Strikes Continue Ahead of Greek Austerity Vote

Heavy rain didn't stop major protests that have been ongoing in Athens over the last 2 days. The protests come ahead of an omnibus bill to be voted on in Parliament Thursday that will bring on additional austerity measures...

Unions Representing Municipal Workers on Short-term Contracts Call for Strikes Following Court's Job Ruling

Tensions are rising as unions who represent municipal workers on short-term contracts are calling for strikes through the country in protest of the court's ruling last week which said that the government legislation which extended temporary contracts is unconstitutional. The...

Farmers Protesting in Road Blockades to Stop on Friday; Changing Tactics

Protesting farmers from the Nikea and other blockades will end their road closures and continue their protests in different ways, the president of the United Federation of Agricultural Associations in Karditsa, Vangelis Boutas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on...

Planes Grounded at Athens Airport in Rolling Air Traffic Control Strikes

Planes will remain grounded in Greek airports as of Sunday due to the rolling 24-hour strikes called by air traffic controllers. The workers are protesting against the new legislation approved by parliament that foresees the restructuring of the Civil...

Walkouts Against Privatization to Disrupt Airport Train Service

Walkouts protesting privatization plans for the national OSE railway and the Proastiakos suburban railway are scheduled from 5-8 a.m., 1-4 p.m. and 9 p.m to midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. They are planning the same set of walkouts on...

Greek Govt Votes in Favor of Tough Pension-Tax Reforms

Greek Parliament debated a set of tough economic pension and tax reforms on Saturday and Sunday. The 300-strong Parliament voted for the bill with 153 in favor, 143 against. Ruling leftist SYRIZA Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pointed to the hard work...

Reactions: Greek MPs Vote on More Austerity Amid Strikes, Sit-Ins and Suspensions

The left-led SYRIZA government is rushing through a new wave of austerity measures ahead of a crunch Eurogroup meeting of eurozone creditors in Brussels on Monday. Thousands of Greek protestors took to the streets ahead of a vote in...