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Mountains of Garbage Grow in Athens as Sanitation Workers Stage Strike

Tons of garbage have been left uncollected in Athens and other major Greek cities as municipal sanitation workers have joined in a series of...

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...

Municipal Authorities Across Greeks Spray Trash Mounts to Prevent Contamination

Municipal authorities across Greece have started sending crews to spray the piles of garbage in order to prevent contamination. The trash collectors strike continues for...

Greek PM Proposals Fail to Convince Municipal Workers Who Continue Strike

The proposals made on Tuesday by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Interior Minister Panos Skourletis to representatives of the municipal workers union POE-OTA failed...

Athens Tourist Spots Surrounded by Garbage Mounts Due to Collectors Strike

The streets of Athens, including major tourist areas, are filled with mounts of garbage as the municipal trash collectors continue their strike that started...

Greek Municipal Workers Likely to Escalate Strike Beyond Thursday

The municipal workers union POE-OTA are to decide whether to continue their strike, threatening not collect the garbage from city streets beyond Thursday unless...

Municipal Worker Unionists Occupy Greek Ministry of Interior Headquarters

Protesters of the municipal workers union POE-OTA occupied the Ministry of the Interior on Monday, demanding to meet with the minister over the permanent...

Unions Representing Municipal Workers on Short-term Contracts Call for Strikes Following Court’s Job Ruling

Tensions are rising as unions who represent municipal workers on short-term contracts are calling for strikes through the country in protest of the court's...

Greek Government to Permanently Hire Thousands of Contract Municipal Workers

The Greek government is prepared to introduce an amendment that will allow thousands of municipal contract workers to be hired on a permanent basis...

Concerns Arise With Parliament’s Amendment Allowing Rehire of Municipal Contract Workers

An amendment that was just passed in Parliament before the Christmas break might allow tens of thousands of contract workers at municipalities around Greece to...

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