Greek Rubbish Collectors Will Strike

strikeGreek rubbish collectors have called for a 48-hour strike on Feb. 14-15 and won’t make pickups as scheduled. They strike from time to time but return to work eventually. The strike has been called by the Panhellenic Federation of workers of all specializations in the Municipalities and local communities POE-OTA.

The union said it supports the mobilizations of those working in the social structures and has all municipal workers to take part in the strike and gather at 10 a.m. in Athens’ Klafthmonos Square.

Union officials said they are protesting government reforms and fear there could be layoffs as part of austerity measures being imposed on the orders of international lenders. They are also demanding the payment of overdue wages.