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Leaders Face Crunch Talks as Unions Strike

Greek leaders face crunch talks on Tuesday to secure a new international bailout and avoid a chaotic debt default, caught between EU demands that...

Unions Call 24-Hour Nationwide General Strike Tuesday

Greece's two major umbrella unions said Monday they will hold a 24-hour nationwide general strike Tuesday over new austerity measures, and warned that further...

Unions Plan 24-Hour Strike Against Austerity

Greece's two major labor unions plan a 24-hour strike on Tuesday against austerity measures and reforms demanded by international lenders in exchange for a...

Greek Union and Employers Form Common Front Against Wage Cuts

Greece's private-sector umbrella union, GSEE, and the country's business groups agreed on Thursday to form a common front to oppose wage cuts, a move...

Labor Union Open To Talks, But Refuses Wage Cuts

Greece's private-sector umbrella union, GSEE, said on Tuesday it is prepared to discuss ways to reduce costs with employers' groups to boost the country's...

Troika’s Next Target: Cut Private Sector Salaries

Even as Greece’s public workers continue to struggle under waves of pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed[...]

Another Greek Strike Draws Yawns, No Violence

ATHENS – After 18 months of protests, riots and strikes, another walk off the job by Greek workers on Dec. 1 shut down many...

New Government Faces Union Action

The new government this week faces its first labour challenge with unions hitting the street against[...]

General Strike in Greece Set for Dec. 1

The new coalition government led by interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is not getting a reprieve from Greek workers, who will take to the streets on Dec. 1 to keep up their protest against austerity [...]

More Austerity Means More Strikes Too

ATHENS – Protests didn't work. Riots didn't work. Strikes didn't work either, but Greek workers say they’ll walk off their jobs again this week anyway, fed up with another round...

Unions to Stretch General Strike to Two Days

Two main unions on Thursday said they would hold a two-day general strike next week against new austerity cuts by the government to address...

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