Greek Asylum Service Employees on Two-Day Strike

Greek asylum service employees on short-term contracts have launched a two-day strike to protest what they say are months-long delays in their salary payments.

Their union says they have not been paid for two or three months. A union statement says several employees living in rented accommodation face the threat of eviction, having fallen behind in their rent payments.

Together with the strike on Wednesday and Thursday, the union is planning a protest in central Athens on Thursday.

Greece’s asylum service faces a huge workload due to the increase of applications from refugees and migrants over the past year.

Source: AP