Municipal Workers Storm Greek Ministry of Labor

Dozens of members of the POE-OTA union representing municipal workers stormed the Labor Ministry headquarters in central Athens on Monday morning.

They demanded a meeting with Minister Effie Achtsioglou after the the death of a 53-year-old driver of a municipal garbage truck last week near the capital’s main landfill in Fyli, northwestern Athens.

Earlier in November, another municipal worker died after he was hit by a car while on duty in the same area.

Accusing the state of “criminal indifference,” the union called for a strict enforcement of health and safety laws.