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Four-Day Nationwide Strike Called by Local Authority Staff Unions

Municipal services throughout the country are set to shut down for four days, from Saturday until the following Tuesday, due to strike action announced...

Greek Workers Protest Firings; Officers Await Back Pay

It hasn't worked yet, but Greek workers were to take to the streets on June 30 in another of hundreds of protests over austerity...

“Μarathon Runner” Protest Arrives in Athens

At 10am, it was expected for the school wardens to reach Syntagma Square. The “marathon runner” march of  Greek school wardens began in Thessaloniki on...

Crossing Guards Occupy Interior Ministry

Among the first to be transferred or fired under  a so-called mobility scheme, school crossing guards  in Greece sat in at the Ministry of...

Hospital Doctors Set Half-Day Strike

Doctors are expected to go on a four-hour work stoppage on Wednesday, September 4 called by the municipal workers’ union POE-OTA. On September 4 at...

Greek Workers Fear Coming Firings

After three years of austerity measures that created a record 27.4 percent unemployment rate and put 1.3 million people out of work – all...

A Week of Strikes Throughout Greece

After months of relative calm, and just as he said Greece was beginning to show signs of turning the corner toward recovery next year,...

POE-OTA Protests and Closes Municipalities

While the Minister of Administrative Reform, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, was informing on July 10 Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, and Deputy Prime Minister,  Evangelos Venizelos, about...

Municipal Police Occupy Athens City Hall

Municipal police officers set to be fired by the government to meet orders of international lenders to reduce the public workforce occupied Athens City...

New 24-hour Strike in Municipalities

POE OTA members, the Panhellenic Federation of Workers of all specializations in the municipalities and local communities of Greece, decided a 24-hour strike on...

Athens Mayor Kaminis Assaulted Over Job Cuts

Athens Mayor George Kaminis was assaulted on Sunday by suspected staff unionists, his office said, amid protests over job cuts tied to Greece's bailout...

Greek Civil Servants Strike Showdown

A protest by Greek city and town officials who are refusing to compile a list of workers to be laid off and eventually fired...

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