Trade unions in Greece http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28740/all en Main Greek union calls general strike on February 20 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/main-greek-union-calls-general-strike-february-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece's main union on Thursday called a 24-hour general strike against austerity for February 20, ahead of a visit to Athens by auditors representing the country's international creditors.</p> <p>"The brutal violation of fundamental working rights, such as the bloodsucking taxation imposed on the working population and pensioners, have exceeded every limit," private sector union GSEE said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/main-greek-union-calls-general-strike-february-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics International relations Labor Law Social Issues Trade unions in Greece AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741947 at http://www.globalpost.com Greece braces for 24-hour general strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/greece-braces-24-hour-general-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece on Tuesday braced for a 24-hour general strike called by the two main unions in protest against austerity measures, ahead of a scheduled audit by the country's international creditors.</p> <p>Doctors, lawyers and teachers are among several professions expected to abstain from their duties on Wednesday in the strike organised by private sector union GSEE and public sector union ADEDY.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/greece-braces-24-hour-general-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Trade unions in Greece AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760637 at http://www.globalpost.com Greeks protest austerity on May Day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/greeks-protest-austerity-may-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A strike stopped ferry services to the Greek islands and disrupted public transport in the capital Athens ahead of May Day protests Wednesday against Greece's prolonged economic austerity policies.</p> <p>Ferry services were expected to be halted the entire day as the Panhellenic Seamens' Union took part in the general strike called for by the country's two main unions.</p> <p>Public transport in the capital returned to normal around 9 am (0600 GMT) after early work stoppages in the metro and bus services.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/greeks-protest-austerity-may-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Social Issues Trade unions in Greece AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 08:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829090 at http://www.globalpost.com Greece in new emergency action against striking teachers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/greece-new-emergency-action-against-striking-teachers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece on Monday took emergency action -- the third this year -- to ward off a strike by secondary school teachers timed to coincide with university entry exams.</p> <p>The emergency order to work follows similar steps taken against metro workers in January and seamen in February as the conservative-led coalition government fights to minimise labour unrest.</p> <p>"Strikes during exams are unacceptable. Society deems them repulsive," Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on the issue in an address to Greek industrialists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/greece-new-emergency-action-against-striking-teachers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Politics Trade unions in Greece AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 18:17:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836884 at http://www.globalpost.com Flights in Greece halted for 4 hours as unions hold work stoppages against government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/flights-greece-halted-4-hours-unions-hold-work-stoppages-aga <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS, Greece - Flights in Greece were halted for four hours Thursday as the country's two largest labour unions staged work stoppages to protest austerity measures and a government decision to cancel a teachers' strike.</p> <p>Flights resumed after being grounded between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. (0900-1300 GMT), when air traffic controllers joined the protest called by labour unions GSEE and ADEDY.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/flights-greece-halted-4-hours-unions-hold-work-stoppages-aga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Politics Trade unions in Greece The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 15:45:55 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839396 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek unions call 24-hour strike on June 13 over state TV closure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/greek-unions-call-24-hour-strike-june-13-over-state-tv-closure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek labor unions called a 24-hour strike on June 13 to protest against the sudden closure of state broadcaster ERT, union officials said on Wednesday.</p> <p>"We want to show our solidarity to the state TV workers and protest against these unacceptable public sector reforms that the lenders have demanded," the general secretary of public sector union ADEDY, Ilias Iliopoulos told Reuters.</p> <p>An official from private sector union GSEE, the country's largest, confirmed they would join the strike.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130612/greek-unions-call-24-hour-strike-june-13-over-state-tv-closure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Trade unions in Greece Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:31:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5856087 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek unions call general strike Thursday over state TV closure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130612/greek-unions-call-general-strike-thursday-over-state-tv-closure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece's main unions on Wednesday called a 24-hour general strike for Thursday to protest the shock closure of state broadcaster ERT by the government.</p> <p>"The ERT lockup amounts to a coup d'etat," leading union GSEE said in a statement as civil servants and sailors pledged to support the strike.</p> <p>jph-hec/gd</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> General Confederation of Greek Workers Trade unions in Greece War AFP Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:37:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5856335 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek labor unions call 24-hour strike on July 16 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/greek-labor-unions-call-24-hour-strike-july-16 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek labor unions on Wednesday called a 24-strike on July 16 to protest against planned public sector layoffs demanded by the country's international lenders in exchange for more funds.</p> <p>The country's largest private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY, which combined represent about 2.5 million workers, have staged repeated strikes since the debt crisis broke out in late 2009.</p> <p>"The government and the lenders need to finally realize that we are people - we won't become numbers," GSEE said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130710/greek-labor-unions-call-24-hour-strike-july-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers Labour relations Trade unions in Greece Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:32:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5880121 at http://www.globalpost.com Strike hits Greece as auditors mull further cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/strike-hits-greece-auditors-mull-further-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A general strike hit Greece on Wednesday, paralysing public services and disrupting transport as EU-IMF auditors worked to finalise the recession-hit country's next budget, looking to eliminate a fiscal shortfall that could bring more unpopular cuts.</p> <p>Defying pouring rain, some 4,000 members of the Communist-affiliated union PAME marched to central Syntagma square, police said.</p> <p>Another 1,000 protesters gathered outside the offices of the biggest union GSEE but the main demonstration was scrapped due to the weather.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/strike-hits-greece-auditors-mull-further-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics General Confederation of Greek Workers Trade unions in Greece AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:25:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5981628 at http://www.globalpost.com Rain dampens latest Greek strike against austerity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/rain-dampens-latest-greek-strike-against-austerity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Renee Maltezou</p> <p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Thousands of striking Greek workers marched to parliament in pouring rain on Wednesday to protest against measures imposed by foreign lenders, whose inspectors are in Athens to review the country's bailout.</p> <p>The 24-hour general walkout by Greece's largest public and private sector unions shut schools and disrupted flights but far fewer people took to the streets compared with previous protests as heavy downpours blanketed Athens.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131106/rain-dampens-latest-greek-strike-against-austerity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fiscal policy General Confederation of Greek Workers Labor Law Trade unions in Greece Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:49:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5981652 at http://www.globalpost.com Main Greek union calls April 9 general strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/main-greek-union-calls-april-9-general-strike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Greece's main private sector union GSEE on Monday said it would stage a 24-hour general strike on April 9 to protest new labour reforms demanded by the country's EU-IMF creditors.</p> <p>Athens is currently in talks with the creditors over the next instalment of funding from its multi-billion-euro bailout.</p> <p>Loan payments to Greece worth some 8.5 billion euros ($11.8 billion) are pending.</p> <p>According to reports, the creditors are pushing for additional civil service layoffs and changes to a 1982 law on strikes to reduce the frequency of labour actions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/main-greek-union-calls-april-9-general-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Confederation of Greek Workers International Trade Union Confederation Trade unions in Greece AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:19:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6098027 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek unions to hold general strike on April 9 to protest latest austerity measures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140327/greek-unions-hold-general-strike-april-9-protest-latest-aust <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS, Greece - Greece's largest public sector union says it will join a nationwide general strike April 9 to protest austerity measures. The move means that the walkout will affect all private and public sector services.</p> <p>The ADEDY union said Thursday it was joining the strike call issued by the GSEE union a few days ago.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140327/greek-unions-hold-general-strike-april-9-protest-latest-aust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Political geography Trade unions in Greece The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:03:42 +0000 The Canadian Press 6106380 at http://www.globalpost.com Greeks strike against austerity before Merkel visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/greeks-strike-against-austerity-merkel-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Renee Maltezou</p> <p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek labor unions staged a nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest against austerity policies imposed on the country by its foreign creditors, including Germany, whose Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Athens this week.</p> <p>Schools and pharmacies were shut, ships remained docked at ports, hospitals operated on emergency staff and transport in Athens was disrupted due to the walkout called by private sector union GSEE and its public sector counterpart ADEDY.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/greeks-strike-against-austerity-merkel-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Government Trade unions in Greece Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117105 at http://www.globalpost.com Greek state workers strike against job cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140709/greek-state-workers-strike-against-job-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek doctors, prison staff and other state workers went on strike on Wednesday to protest against public sector firings imposed as part of the country's 240 billion euro international bailout.</p> <p>The 24-hour strike, which is expected to culminate with a midday rally before parliament, coincided with the start of a visit to Athens by inspectors from the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and European Central Bank - the so-called 'troika' of lenders demanding austerity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140709/greek-state-workers-strike-against-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic policy General Confederation of Greek Workers Politics Trade unions in Greece Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:51:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6200467 at http://www.globalpost.com