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Public Entities, Unions React Strongly to Greek Gov’t Austerity Measures

The reaction of public entities and unions to the new austerity measures the Greek government is trying to pass was expressed with strong language...

May Day Rallies and Marches Held Throughout Greece

Trade unions and organisations marked the May Day labour holiday on Monday with marches and rallies held in cities around Greece. They stressed the...

Trade Unions Announced 24-Hour General Strike on May 17

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE) and the civil servants' union federation ADEDY -- between them representing the majority of Greece's unionized...

Free Public Education Costs Greek Parents €3.7Bln Each Year

Private tutoring, foreign languages, computer lessons and private schools cost Greek parents 3.7 billion each year while at the same time the State spends...

One in Two Private Sector Employees in Greece Earn Less than €800 per Month

One in two employees in the private sector in Greece earns less than 800 euros per month, while only 11 percent of public sector...

Nine Out of Ten Jobless in Greece Do Not Receive Unemployment Benefits

Nine out of ten Greeks without work do not receive unemployment benefits, while 73.8% of jobless have been without work for more than 12...

Greece in Gridlock During 24-Hour Strike Against Austerity

Civil servants, workers, professionals, freelancers and pensioners rallied on Thursday protesting against austerity as the 24-hour general strike put the Greek State in gridlock. The...

ELSTAT Rejects Claims that Official Figures Underestimate ‘Real’ Unemployment

Greece's independent statistical authority ELSTAT on Monday criticized a recent report by the Employment Institute of the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE)...

Private Sector Union GSEE Rejects Greek Creditors’ Changes on Labor Laws

The head of the country’s private sector union, GSEE, said on Tuesday he is rejecting the demands made by Greece’s creditors on changes in...

Demonstrations in Syntagma Square in Protest of the Multi-Bill Related to Austerity Measures

Demonstrations have taken over the streets of Athens on Sunday May 22nd, while the plenary session of the Parliament is meeting in order to...

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...

Greek Labor Unions Announce 48-Hour General Strike Against Planned Pension and Tax Reforms

GSEE and ADEDY labor unions have announced that they will proceed with a 48-hour strike on Friday and Saturday, responding to the voting of...

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