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Title: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 01 January, 2014 @ 21:29:12
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Doctors working with the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) have decided to extend their strike action to January 10 in protest at planned changes to the National Healthcare System (ESY).

The union said emergency incidents would be handled by emergency staff.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_01/01/2014_534323
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 14:12:53
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The doctors of the Greek National Health Services Agency (EOPYY) will continue to strike until January 17.

Emergency and urgent cases will be dealt with by backup staff.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/01/08/greek-doctor-strike-continues/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 @ 20:35:50
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Greek doctors working for the country's biggest healthcare provider on Tuesday said that they are extending an ongoing strike until January 24 in demand that the government withdraw a bill for the overhaul of the National Healthcare System (ESY).
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2014/01/14/Crisis-Greece-EOPYY-doctors-extend-strike-January-24_9896835.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 @ 19:25:25
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Doctors working for Greece’s biggest healthcare provider, EOPYY, decided on Wednesday to extend their ongoing strike action to February 7.

Meanwhile, doctors working at state hospitals were expected to stage a four-hour stoppage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/01/2014_536716
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 23 January, 2014 @ 01:26:44
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Public Power Corporation (PPC) employees are to launch rolling 24-hour strikes from next Tuesday in protest at plans to sell the Independent Power Transmission Operator – known by its Greek acronym ADMIE – one of the power board’s subsidiaries.

Unionists have insisted that the action will not result in power cuts but rather in delays for repairs.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/01/2014_536725
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 @ 02:42:47
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Flights arriving and departing Greece will most likely be disrupted on Thursday 30 January as air traffic controllers have announced that they will join a European air traffic strike.

Greek air traffic controllers have announced they will walk off the job between 11am and 2pm.

Also, according to reports, problems are also to be expected in some Greek regional airports on Wednesday 29 January due to a four-hour work stoppage by the Union of Air Traffic Control Safety Electronic Engineers from 10am to 2pm on both 29-30 January.
http://news.gtp.gr/2014/01/28/greek-air-traffic-controllers-join-european-strike-thursday-30-jan/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 @ 20:07:06
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Greek air traffic controllers have called off a three-hour stoppage scheduled for Thursday, their union announced on Wednesday afternoon.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/01/2014_536906
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 31 January, 2014 @ 04:31:02
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The federations of doctors and employees at public hospitals and the health care service EOPYY, as well as Greece’s medical association and dentists’ federation have called a strike on Thursday, February 6.
http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=4923
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 00:14:22
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Teachers’ unions on Wednesday announced a series of actions to protest cutbacks and staff firings in their sector, starting with a strike on Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_12/02/2014_537328
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 February, 2014 @ 16:51:50
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Greece’s civil servants union, ADEDY, is to hold two 48-hour strikes in the coming weeks.

ADEDY is planning to hold a 48-hour strike on the day the legislation is due to be debated and voted on in Parliament. It is also organizing a 48-hour protest for March 13 and 14 to protest job losses.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/02/2014_537449
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 February, 2014 @ 21:05:55
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Seamen and port workers across Greece are expected to walk off the job early Monday until 11 a.m., unions announced on Friday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_21/02/2014_537593
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 @ 01:50:48
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Port workers around Greece will go on strike on Wednesday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_24/02/2014_537645
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 March, 2014 @ 14:18:23
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Pharmacists in Greece called a a 48-hour nationwide strike on March 10 and 11
http://www.amna.gr/english/category.php?id=5
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 March, 2014 @ 16:52:28
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ADEDY has announced a 24-hour strike for Wednesday, March 12...

ADEDY will also hold a 48-hour strike on March 19 and 20. The following day, members of ADEDY will meet to decide future actions.
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/03/07/greek-civil-servants-confederation-to-strike-next-wednesday/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 12 March, 2014 @ 12:23:05
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Greek pharmacists call fresh strike on Friday, Monday

Pharmacists, who were on strike Monday and Tuesday, will work on Wednesday and Thursday, before closing again on Friday and Monday, the Panhellenic Pharmacists’ Union said on Tuesday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_11/03/2014_538077
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 March, 2014 @ 12:07:33
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WEDNESDAY

The Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) begins a 48-hour strike.
Public Power Corporation (PPC) employees also begin rolling 24-hour strikes.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_16/03/2014_538207
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 March, 2014 @ 18:31:49
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Staff at public hospitals in Greece are due to launch a 48-hour strike on Tuesday.

State hospitals will operate with skeleton staff for both of these days.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/03/2014_538226
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 @ 15:21:24
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Staff at public hospitals in Greece are due to launch a 48-hour strike on Tuesday.

State hospitals will operate with skeleton staff for both of these days.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/03/2014_538226 (http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/03/2014_538226)

Obviously paid at a slimmed down rate.  (Think we've had this before!)

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 24 March, 2014 @ 20:33:18
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Greece's pharmacies are set to close indefinitely later this week in protest at a recent deal between the government and bailout lenders to deregulate store licenses.

Greece's largest labor union, the GSEE has called a general strike on April 9, also in opposition to the latest agreement with lenders.
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/03/24/3565068/greek-pharmacies-to-strike-over.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 @ 09:51:51
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The Greek Seamen's Federation (PNO) decided to go on strike as of the early hours of Thursday on ships whose owner companies owe back pay to their crews, as part of protest actions first announced last week.

According to ANA-MPA sources, the union members' strike actions will begin in the morning with ships running schedules in the Argo-Saronic Gulf while from the afternoon on they will gradually spread to scheduled runs to the Aegean Islands.

PNO has also announced two 24-hour-strikes, one that will be held on the day that a bill in connection with cruiseship regulations is tabled in Parliament, while the other is scheduled for April 9, as part of the general strike called by the GSEE union in the private sector.
http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=5522
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 27 March, 2014 @ 15:32:07
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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.

The ADEDY union said Thursday it was joining the strike call issued by the GSEE union a few days ago
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http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_27/03/2014_538498
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 00:52:38
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Drivers working at Greece’s public hospitals will be on strike through Monday.

All hospital workers will also stage a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/03/2014_538544
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 22:37:45
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The national seamen’s union (PNO) was expected to embark on a series of rolling 48-hour strikes on Monday in protest at government legislation that foresees labor contracts being determined through negotiations with individual companies as opposed to the union’s collective contracts agreed with ferry company owners.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/03/2014_538573


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After an open-ended strike by pharmacists resulted in huge lines of Greeks seeking medicines, the union representing the sector decided over the weekend to open more duty pharmacies to tackle the fallout of its own industrial action.

The Greek Pharmacists’ Association said on Saturday that additional pharmacies would open their doors and that duty pharmacies would be “reinforced” with more staff and fresh supplies “to avoid inconveniencing the public to as great a degree as possible.”

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis lashed out at striking pharmacists over the weekend, accusing them of holding Greek citizens hostage to achieve their trade union goals.

Unionists have accused the government of overhauling the sector under pressure by the troika to serve big business interests and cartels.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/03/2014_538580
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Saturday, 29 March, 2014 @ 23:21:16
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The national seamen’s union (PNO) was expected to embark on a series of rolling 48-hour strikes on Monday....

At least sailors should be able to stand up during the strikes!!  :lol:

(Sorry folks - it's getting late!)

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 31 March, 2014 @ 16:17:02
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Passenger ferries were docked at ports in Greece on Monday due to the start of a 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO).

The sailors are protesting that the multi-bill passed through Parliament on Sunday allows ferry companies to offer employees in-house contracts, thereby bypassing collective bargaining with the union.

PNO is also demanding several other provisions be withdrawn. It has warned of further strikes.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_31/03/2014_538596
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 01 April, 2014 @ 10:45:17
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Pharmacies will reopen on Tuesday, following a strike last week that shut all but a few standbys, according to the National Pharmacists Association (PFS) on Monday, which decided to postpone its strike over the provisions of the omnibus bill voted in Parliament past midnight on Sunday.

The National Association will also participate in ADEDY's national strike on April 9.
http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=5574
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 April, 2014 @ 01:46:05
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The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) on Tuesday called a fresh 24-hour strike, meaning that ferries will remain moored in ports for the third day in a row on Wednesday.

Unionists are to meet later in the day to decide on how to continue their protests.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_01/04/2014_538654
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Alan on Wednesday, 02 April, 2014 @ 18:46:20
Hi Maik. We are trundling through Europe by car at the moment on the way back to kef and wondered if you knew whether the seamen's strike was affecting Superfast and Kefalonia Lines? No doubt we will find out about Superfast when we get to Ancona on Friday, but not sure how to check on the Kylinni Poros route for Saturday.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 April, 2014 @ 19:10:32
Hi Alan

I heard unofficially yesterday Kefalonian Lines were hoping to run a Poros - Kyllini - Argostoli - Kyllini- Poros service around 15:00 today and I *think* it ran (around 16:00) - will  check later when I'm down in Poros port. As for Saturday and Superfast... I'll try to find out.

Good luck!

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: expat on Wednesday, 02 April, 2014 @ 23:09:15
We arrived from Ancona on Monday (superfast) We have been stuck in Kyllini since Monday. We caught a ferry Dionesius Solomas from Kyllini to poros at 6.30 today. Also the Kefalonia sailed from Kyllini to Zakinthos, both ships allegedly broke the strike, good luck!
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 April, 2014 @ 11:36:23
Unconfirmed but latest I've heard is that the PNO strike has been suspended until 09/04/14 when they will hold a 24-hour strike. I'll post a link when I find confirmation.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 April, 2014 @ 13:24:10
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Greece: ferries resume with suspension of maritime strike

Sea transport connections resume today between the continent and the Greek islands after a strike declared March 31 by the National Federation of Maritime Workers suspended ferries to protest government policy on the sector.

Maritime workers will take part in a 24-hour general strike set April 9 by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), a statement released by the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) read.
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/transport/2014/04/03/greece-ferries-resume-with-suspension-of-maritime-strike_bd64320f-820b-4896-8bb5-d11f31a9575d.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Alan on Thursday, 03 April, 2014 @ 21:22:16
Thanks for that Maik, it sounds like we may strike lucky after all (no pun intended). Two days in Kylinni can't be much fun.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 04 April, 2014 @ 14:38:21
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Greece's public hospital employees have decided to go on strike over the huge staff shortages and lack of materials.

The federation has also called its members to gather outside the Health Ministry before attending the 24-hour joint Gsee and Adedy strike on Wednesday. On Friday the 11th of April there will be a five-hour walkout and a demonstration outside the Health Ministry and regional healthcare services at noon. A major wave of protest action in the healthcare sector will begin on the 28th of April with a 24-hour strike.

The federation has complained about serious staff shortages, as about 15,000 employees have retired and their positions still remain vacant.
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2014/04/04/crisis-greece-hospitals-announce-new-series-of-strikes_2f09a51e-4039-49f5-afe1-e00a323b6132.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 April, 2014 @ 10:46:41
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Stevedores across the country walked off the job until 11 a.m. on Monday in a protest against the planned privatization of Thessaloniki port.

A 24-hour strike has been called for Tuesday, when Parliament will debate the relevant legislation.

The port workers will also take part in Wednesday’s general strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_07/04/2014_538804
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 09 April, 2014 @ 22:09:18
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The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) said on Wednesday that ferry schedules would return to normal from Thursday as it will not continue its action following a series of rolling strikes.

The union indicated that there would be no more walkouts ahead of Orthodox Easter, which falls on April 20, but did not rule out a resumption of action after the holidays.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_09/04/2014_538870
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 25 April, 2014 @ 04:14:19
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Ferries will remain docked across Greece on Thursday 1 May 2014, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.
http://news.gtp.gr/2014/04/24/ferry-service-1-may-greece/

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 @ 02:58:17
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Producers who sell their agricultural goods at open-air markets around the country launched an open-ended strike on Monday in protest at proposed changes to legislation governing how the markets are managed.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/04/2014_539271


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Railway operator Trainose said it would cancel services late Wednesday and all services on Thursday, after railway workers announced they will join the Labor Day strike called by private sector union GSEE on May 1.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/04/2014_539290
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 @ 23:54:27
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Social security funds and Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED) employees will hold a work stoppage on Wednesday from 12.30 until the end of the shift.
http://www.hri.org/news/greek/ana/2014/14-05-14.ana.html#37
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 June, 2014 @ 16:26:35
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The union representing Greece's civil servants, ADEDY, has announced a nationwide walkout starting at noon on Wednesday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_17/06/2014_540614
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 June, 2014 @ 00:01:01
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The union representing staff at the Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday announced a “warning” strike for Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1, to press their demand for more state funding.

The 48-hour stoppage will not be joined by air-traffic controllers, which means that major flight disruptions are not expected as the tourism season enters its busy period.

Authorities, however, did say that travelers should brace themselves for some delays.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/06/2014_540846
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 27 June, 2014 @ 08:12:33
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Greek civil servants’ union ADEDY on Thursday called a one-day nationwide strike for July 9 in protest at government plans to lay off some 6,500 public sector workers by the end of the year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_26/06/2014_540876
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 28 June, 2014 @ 23:50:03
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The union representing staff at the Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday announced a “warning” strike for Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1, to press their demand for more state funding.

The 48-hour stoppage will not be joined by air-traffic controllers, which means that major flight disruptions are not expected as the tourism season enters its busy period.

Authorities, however, did say that travelers should brace themselves for some delays.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/06/2014_540846


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The union representing employees of the Civil Aviation Authority on Saturday said that it will be calling off a strike scheduled for Monday and Tuesday after an appeal by tourism professionals to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to avert any action that may hurt arrivals.

The strike was not expected to lead to any flight cancellations as it did not include air traffic controllers but it was still expected to cause delays and general upheaval.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/06/2014_540930
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 01 July, 2014 @ 23:38:22
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ATHENS, July 1 (Reuters) - Workers at Greece's state-controlled power utility PPC will stage a series of strikes from Wednesday, in the midst of the summer tourism season, to protest government plans to privatise the firm, their union leader said.

Greece is beginning to emerge from a six-year recession and has pinned its hopes on record tourism arrivals this year to help boost its economy. The government has suggested it may force people on strike back to work if power supplies are disrupted.

Stamatis Relias, the head of PPC's biggest trade union GENOP-DEH, told Reuters that the union planned to launch 48-hour rolling strikes starting on Wednesday.

A PPC executive, who spoke on condition on anonymity, said industrial action was not expected to disrupt power supply as there was enough production capacity to cover demand.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/01/greece-electricity-strikes-idUSL6N0PC3EY20140701
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 July, 2014 @ 23:48:00
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Most parts of the country are expected to be without power at various points during the day on Thursday as Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers begin rolling strikes in protest at the government’s privatization plans, which Prime Minister Antonis Samaras insisted he has no intention of abandoning.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_02/07/2014_541054
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 05 July, 2014 @ 06:20:20
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A court in Greece has declared a strike by electricity workers, which caused power cuts across the country, as illegal.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/04/369908/greek-court-declares-strike-as-illegal/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 06 July, 2014 @ 00:26:50
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PPC unions vow to defy government's back-to-work orders
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_05/07/2014_541139
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 July, 2014 @ 08:11:11
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WEDNESDAY

The ADEDY civil servants’ union will hold a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_06/07/2014_541146
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 25 July, 2014 @ 00:57:17
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The union representing civil servants, ADEDY, on Thursday called a 24-hour strike for Monday, July 28.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_24/07/2014_541656
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 August, 2014 @ 00:15:26
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Journalists unions call 24-hour strike over bill on media mergers
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_05/08/2014_541943
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 21 August, 2014 @ 07:50:52
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An increase in the number of flights arriving in and departing from Greece is putting local air-traffic controllers under too much stress, their union said on Wednesday as it announced plans to launch protest action next month.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_20/08/2014_542269
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maarm on Thursday, 21 August, 2014 @ 13:10:46
so some man gets heartburn from his cheese pie and planes stop?
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: BeeTee on Thursday, 21 August, 2014 @ 17:15:58
If they can't handle stress then they are in the wrong job and I certainly don't want them on the job when they are looking after my flight.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 22 August, 2014 @ 00:51:31
(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_22_08_14_12_42_22.jpeg)

All the bleeding-heart animal lovers might protest at the plight of brick kiln donkeys in Nepal (http://www.occupyforanimals.org/nepal--brick-kiln-donkeys-face-the-most-extreme-working-conditions-excruciating-injuries-and-disease.html) but, obviously, it's not the fault of the owners - it's just a damn lazy donkey who needs a good whipping to get it back to work.

Look on the bright side, BeeTee - ATC staff might not be on the job the day you fly ;)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 27 August, 2014 @ 00:26:52
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The union representing local authority employees (POE-OTA) announced its decision on Tuesday to join rolling strike action called by the umbrella union for civil servants (ADEDY) to protest a troika-mandated evaluation program for civil servants.

The walkout is to begin on Friday at 11 a.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_26/08/2014_542406
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 09 September, 2014 @ 08:06:51
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State hospital doctors are to stage a four-hour work stoppage from noon on Wednesday.

The union representing local authority workers, known by its acronym POE-OTA, has also called a four-hour work stoppage for Thursday, starting at 11.30 a.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_08/09/2014_542734
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 September, 2014 @ 13:47:23
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Greece’s civil servants’ union, ADEDY, has called a 24-hour strike for Tuesday following a court decision banning it from preventing its members taking part in the public sector evaluation scheme.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/09/2014_543094
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 @ 22:01:51
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Public hospital doctors and staff... will hold a 24-hour national strike on October 2.
http://www.hri.org/news/greek/ana/2014/14-09-26.ana.html#28
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 29 September, 2014 @ 17:03:38
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Greek air traffic controllers are set to go on strike this coming weekend (October 4 and 5) in protest at the use of airport charges.

It remains to be seen if the strike will be allowed to go ahead as courts often prevent air traffic controllers from walking off the job due to safety reasons.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/09/2014_543290
   
   
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 02 October, 2014 @ 13:45:15
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An Athens court on Thursday ruled that a strike called by Greek air traffic controllers this weekend, October 4 and 5, was illegal. As a result of the court’s decision, air travel was expected to run smoothly across the country on those days.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_02/10/2014_543384
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maarm on Thursday, 02 October, 2014 @ 17:03:52
Just think if you'd been left with some holiday stragglers!  I can imagine you stuffing them in the airport and locking the doors  ;)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 02 October, 2014 @ 23:35:08
Just think if you'd been left with some holiday stragglers!  I can imagine you stuffing them in the airport and locking the doors  ;)

I thought that was what usually happened with homebound pax!  :lol: ;)

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 October, 2014 @ 00:07:29
Being that more people will be leaving than arriving I figured the strike would be deemed legal so as to seriously delay departure and thus wring the very last drachmas out of departing tourists  :dunno:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 12 October, 2014 @ 11:10:24
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Unions prepare for nationwide strike on November 1

567 unions will be represented in the rally

Various union groups have joined their voices with that of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) in a massive national rally due to take place on November 1. Specifically, the organizations, federations, regional trade unions and other associations number 527 and are calling for:

Unemployment benefits at 600 euros

Nobody should work with salaries less than 751€
http://en.protothema.gr/unions-prepare-for-nationwide-strike-on-november-1/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 00:39:07
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Air-traffic controllers have called a four-hour work stoppage from 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Courts often block action by air-traffic controllers.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_16/10/2014_543796
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 23 October, 2014 @ 12:58:45
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Air travel to and from Greece will proceed as scheduled on Thursday after a planned strike by air-traffic controllers was deemed illegal on Wednesday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/10/2014_543966
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 23 October, 2014 @ 12:59:41
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ADEDY, the union representing the country’s civil servants, announced on Wednesday that it is gearing up for a nationwide strike in the second half of November.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/10/2014_543963
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 October, 2014 @ 18:17:56
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The country's umbrella union representing workers in the private sector, known by its Greek acronym GSEE, on Friday called a 24-hour strike for November 27 to protest austerity measures being enforced as part of Greece's loan agreement with international creditors.

The civil servants' union, ADEDY, is also planning protest action for next month.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_24/10/2014_544027
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 November, 2014 @ 14:51:01
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Greece: no ship, ferry services tomorrow in 24-hour strike

ATHENS, NOVEMBER 5 - Ships and ferries will not be operating tomorrow in Greece due to a 24-hour strike called by the National federation of port employees (Omyle) to protest against the government's planned privatization of ports.
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/transport/2014/11/05/greece-no-ship-ferry-services-tomorrow-in-24-hour-strike_52c8f2ac-cd29-44db-b8fd-7753b4d364fd.html


Not sure this will affect local ferries, e.g. Kef-Kyllini, might be worth checking if you plan a ferry journey tomorrow.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: HiFi on Thursday, 06 November, 2014 @ 12:12:07
Local ferries to / from Kef seem unaffected.....
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 November, 2014 @ 12:22:15
Yes, local services don't seem too affected by 'national' strikes, especially when it's port workers on strike rather than ferry crew. Possible the wind could affect services today so, for anyone planning a ferry crossing to/from the mainland, still a good idea to check ahead.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: HiFi on Thursday, 06 November, 2014 @ 18:37:06
Looks like they just about made it today Maik.
Tomorrow might be another story....................
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 November, 2014 @ 14:39:50
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Lawyers around Greece will hold a three-day warning strike from November 19-21... their union decided in an emergency meeting.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/522440/lawyers-call-three-day-strike-on-nov-19-21
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 20 November, 2014 @ 08:32:58
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The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) said on Wednesday that it would join a general strike on November 27 by the country’s two main labor unions, ADEDY and GSEE, meaning that ferries will remain moored across the country on that day.

Meanwhile the Athens Journalists’ Union (ESIEA) called on its members to hold a three-hour walkout next Thursday and hold its own 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, meaning that no newspapers will circulate on the day of the general strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/11/2014_544738
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 25 November, 2014 @ 19:57:24
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Public transport services to be disrupted on Nov 27 due to general strike [Update]

Disruptions were also expected at local airports following a decision by air traffic controllers to join the industrial action.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/11/2014_544900
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 09 January, 2015 @ 03:34:08
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The union representing municipal workers, known by its acronym, POE-OTA, on Thursday called on its members to walk off the job in the week leading up to general elections on January 25.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_08/01/2015_546040
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 @ 15:38:13
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Passenger ferries will remain tied up at Greece's ports on Friday, May 1, preventing thousands of Labor Day travelers from reaching their destinations, as the PNO union of ferry workers on Tuesday declared it a strike day.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_21/04/2015_549271


Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 @ 01:20:40
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The Air Traffic Safety Electronic Engineers Association on Tuesday called a three-hour "warning work stoppage" for Thursday to protest staff and equipment shortages.
 
The stoppage has been called for 13:00 to 16:00 on April 30.
http://www.amna.gr/english/articleview.php?id=9432
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 15 May, 2015 @ 08:29:26
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Members of the civil servants’ union, ADEDY, are to walk off the job on Wednesday from noon until the end of their shifts in a protest to show solidarity with state hospital employees who are to hold a one-day walkout on that day to express their objections to cutbacks.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_14/05/2015_550038

Probably won't affect Kef to any great extent.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 20 May, 2015 @ 00:49:28
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Hospital staff to hold 24-hour strike to protest austerity impact

Doctors and nurses employed at state hospitals, as well as ambulance workers, are to walk off the job on Wednesday in an anti-austerity protest.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_19/05/2015_550177
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 22 May, 2015 @ 14:20:57
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The Federation of Civil Aviation Authority Unions (OSYPA), which does not include air-traffic controllers, on Friday called a 48-hour strike for May 31 and June 1, a walkout that could cause disruption for those travelling over the Whit Monday long weekend.

It remained unclear whether domestic and international flights would be cancelled as air-traffic controllers have not indicated that they will join the action.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/05/2015_550270
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 29 May, 2015 @ 08:05:58
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Civil aviation strike on Sunday, Monday unlikely to affect flights
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/05/2015_550500
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 29 May, 2015 @ 23:17:36
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The Federation of Civil Aviation Authority Unions (OSYPA) called off Friday a 48-hour strike that was due to take place Saturday and Monday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/05/2015_550525
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 06 June, 2015 @ 22:27:38
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Pharmacists across Greece will hold a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, their national union announced on Saturday.

The industrial action is being organized to protest government plans involving the sale of nonprescription drugs at supermarkets.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_06/06/2015_550756

May or may not affect Kef.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 @ 23:42:43
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Greek seamen to strike over collective contracts on June 30

There will be no passenger ferries in service on Tuesday, June 30, as seamen have decided to strike because they feel their collective work contracts are not being respected by some firms.

Their union, PNO, said on Tuesday that many sailors are unpaid and that some companies are using uninsured employees.

The protest action is due to last for the whole of Tuesday.

Travelers are advised to check with ferry companies for further details.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_23/06/2015_551421

May or may not affect Kef, travellers are advised...
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 June, 2015 @ 14:49:04
(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_27_06_15_2_43_08.png)
http://kefalonianlines.com/

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_27_06_15_2_47_47.png)
http://www.ionianferries.gr/
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Post by: Maik on Sunday, 28 June, 2015 @ 23:38:47
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Sailors call off ferry strike

Ferry’s will be operating normally on Tuesday as Greece’s seamen have decided to call of their strike due to the latest political and economic developments.

PNO said Sunday that the strike would be postponed so passengers would be free to travel ahead of Sunday’s referendum on whether Greeks should accept lenders’ bailout proposals.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_28/06/2015_551645
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 @ 00:29:10
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Pharmacies split over deal, some to shut on Wednesday

Some pharmacies will be closed on Wednesday, following a decision by the Panhellenic Pharmacists’ Association to protest an agreement between the Greek government and the country’s creditors that will permit the sale of over-the-counter medicines at supermarkets and provisions that would relax restrictions on who can open pharmacies.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, the head of the association, Constantinos Lourantos, declared, “You transformed a proud ‘no’ into a subservient ‘yes to everything.’”
http://www.ekathimerini.com/199465/article/ekathimerini/news/pharmacies-split-over-deal-some-to-shut-on-wednesday


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Municipal workers to stage 24-hour strike

The union representing workers at Greece’s municipal and regional authorities, POE-OTA, on Monday heralded a 24-hour strike on the day that the government brings to Parliament a raft of tough measures that have been demanded by the country’s creditors in exchange for further funding.

In a statement, the union complained that the new austerity being prepared by the government followed a referendum in which a majority of Greeks rejected tough terms proposed by creditors.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/199461/article/ekathimerini/news/municipal-workers-to-stage-24-hour-strike


Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Aristarches on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 @ 10:28:59
I hope I'm just being pessimistic but it is not difficult to envisage a scenario whereby there are a considerable number of strikes that lead onto civil disturbances which, coupled with political opposition to the measures, could lead to a government of "National Unity" which would pass laws suspending elections for the duration of the "national emergency".  In other words the end of democracy in the country that invented it.

A bleak view, perhaps, but in a country that has suffered the Metaxas dictatorship and the Junta???
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 @ 13:51:19
...suspending elections ...the end of democracy...

Some might say elections don't need to be suspended when the government holds a referendum and does the opposite of what the majority vote for. If there's been a coup then some might say it's been pulled off by Tsipras, although if there were elections I don't think the result would make much difference to the options open to Greece: toe the EU (i.e. German) line or be cast out.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 July, 2015 @ 13:53:10
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Public sector union ADEDY on Tuesday called a 24-strike of all civil service workers on Wednesday to coincide with the first round of voting in Parliament on a raft of new austerity measures needed to clinch a third bailout deal with Greece’s international creditors.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/199488/article/ekathimerini/news/public-sector-calls-wednesday-strike-over-new-austerity-measures
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Aristarches on Wednesday, 15 July, 2015 @ 00:49:14
...suspending elections ...the end of democracy...

Some might say elections don't need to be suspended when the government holds a referendum and does the opposite of what the majority vote for. If there's been a coup then some might say it's been pulled off by Tsipras, although if there were elections I don't think the result would make much difference to the options open to Greece: toe the EU (i.e. German) line or be cast out.

Would being "cast out" be significantly worse than what the Greeks are faced with now?  More of the same, ie austerity, will simply lead to more of the same, ie deepening poverty.  The only thing that can be said for the settlement is that the Krauts have taken charge so they have to make it work which almost certainly means that Germany will have to keep pouring money in to prop up an increasingly derelict country.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 31 July, 2015 @ 01:05:13
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Air traffic controllers to hold walkout Aug 5

The union representing Greece’s air traffic controllers Thursday announced a four-hour walkout on Wednesday, August 5, and warned of further action unless a bill foreseeing the adoption of European Union regulations governing working conditions, labor rights and administrative issues is submitted in Parliament.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/200097/article/ekathimerini/news/air-traffic-controllers-to-hold-walkout-aug-5
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 04 August, 2015 @ 23:25:27
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Air traffic controllers at airports across Greece have announced a 4-hour work stoppage on 5 August from 14.00-18.00 local time. Further air traffic control strike action is also possible on 14 and 15 August. If you may be affected, please contact your airline or tour operator for advice.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 October, 2015 @ 19:33:08
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Greece's private sector umbrella union GSEE called on Monday a 24-hour strike for Nov. 12 to protest reforms demanded by the country's lenders under its third bailout, a union official said.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/greeces-private-sector-union-calls-strike-on-november-12-union-official/articleshow/49457001.cms
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 October, 2015 @ 15:34:59
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The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has called a 48-hour strike, effective as of 6am on Monday, November 2, until 6am on Wednesday, November 4, in response to “the new regulations and requirements of the third memorandum”.

PNO said it will also participate in the 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) on November 12.
http://news.gtp.gr/2015/10/20/greeces-seamen-call-48-hour-strike-nov-2-4/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 25 October, 2015 @ 09:48:04
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Greek pharmacists across the country are expected to start rolling 24-hour strikes starting Monday in protest at government measures enabling non-pharmacists to open pharmacies.

The measure is one of the prior actions Greece has to pass as part of its bailout commitments. Customers will be served by outlets on emergency duty.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/202829/article/ekathimerini/news/pharmacists-launch-rolling-24-hour-strikes

May or may not affect pharmacies on Kef
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 October, 2015 @ 11:05:02
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Pharmacists suspend rolling 24-hour strikes, for now
http://www.ekathimerini.com/202931/article/ekathimerini/news/pharmacists-suspend-rolling-24-hour-strikes-for-now
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 04 November, 2015 @ 01:25:14
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Ferry workers call new 48-hour strike

The union of Greek seamen, PNO, on Tuesday announced fresh protest action with a 48-hour strike commencing on Wednesday morning, on the back of a two-day strike on Monday and Tuesday.

The first strike was meant to end at 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning but PNO’s executive committee decided to continue the action... ferry boats will remain tied at port for four consecutive days, seriously affecting the transport of goods and passengers to and from Greece’s islands.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203087/article/ekathimerini/news/ferry-workers-call-new-48-hour-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 November, 2015 @ 23:59:09
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State hospitals will operate with skeleton staff on Thursday as doctors’ and nurses’ unions join a general strike called by public and private sector labor groups.

The Public Power Corporation’s main workers’ union, GENOP, said that its members would also participate in Thursday’s strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203274/article/ekathimerini/news/list-of-unions-joining-thursdays-general-strike-growing
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 10 November, 2015 @ 17:22:08
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State hospitals will operate with skeleton staff .....
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203274/article/ekathimerini/news/list-of-unions-joining-thursdays-general-strike-growing (http://www.ekathimerini.com/203274/article/ekathimerini/news/list-of-unions-joining-thursdays-general-strike-growing)

Blimey.  That's a bit desperate!  ;)

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 13 November, 2015 @ 01:01:14
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Visiting tourists were disappointed to find monuments shut.

"We didn't really know that there was going to be a strike, we just kind of arrived and we planned for this one day in Athens and we kind of wanted to see that thing (the Parthenon)," one tourist from Alaska said.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/12/us-eurozone-greece-strike-idUSKCN0T10N120151112


"we kind of wanted to see that thing"  :lol:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 @ 21:21:36
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Hospitals prepare for two-day strike

Services at public hospitals are expected to be disrupted on November 26 and 27 after the union representing Greek state hospital workers, known by its acronym POEDIN, decided Tuesday on a two-day strike to protest working conditions and cutbacks.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203511/article/ekathimerini/news/hospitals-prepare-for-two-day-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 @ 12:26:42
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Nationwide strike in healthcare system on 2nd December
Job stoppages have also been planned for the 27th of November and the 4th of December

Doctors, nurses and all other employees in the national healthcare system have decided to escalate their protest actions with a 24-hour sector-wide strike on Wednesday the 2nd of December.

Prior to the strike, the nationwide hospital doctor federation OENGE announced that a walk out at 10am on Friday, the 27th of November.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=756853
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 @ 21:26:05
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Greece union calls strike over government pension reforms

Greece's largest private sector union has called a 24-hour general walkout in protest against the government’s planned pension reforms demanded by international lenders under the cash-strapped country's third bailout package.

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), which represents approximately 2 million workers, said on Wednesday that its members will go on strike on December 3.
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/11/25/439149/Greece-GSEE-Alexis-Tsipras-
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 28 November, 2015 @ 16:05:41
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No Ferries in Greece on Thursday, Dec 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced that it will participate in the 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) on Thursday, December 3.

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece as of midnight on Wednesday until midnight on Thursday.
http://news.gtp.gr/2015/11/27/no-ferries-in-greece-on-thursday-dec-3/


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ADEDY to hold 24h strike on Dec. 3

Civil Servants Confederation (ADEDY) decided to participate in the 24-hour strike on December 3.

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and PAME (Labour Union affiliated to the Communist Party) have already announced that they will participate in the strike.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/646343/adedy-to-hold-24h-strike-on-dec-3
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 December, 2015 @ 04:10:55
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Strike to halt transport, services in Greece on Thursday

Hospitals will be operating on a skeleton staff both on Wednesday and Thursday to protest cutbacks and understaffing.

There will be no train services as Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) employees are to join the strike.

Flights are likely to be disrupted too.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203966/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-to-halt-transport-services-in-greece-on-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 08 December, 2015 @ 02:50:34
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Greek soccer players announce strike action

Greek soccer players announced on Monday that they will go on strike indefinitely starting next week.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/204126/article/ekathimerini/sports/greek-soccer-players-announce-strike-action
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 January, 2016 @ 02:50:36
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Union action to disrupt Greek flights on Thursday

A 24-hour strike called for Thursday by the union representing staff of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority is expected to result in some delays to flights but no major disruption.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/204810/article/ekathimerini/news/union-action-to-disrupt-greek-flights-on-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 13 January, 2016 @ 00:33:58
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Greek ferry boat workers call strike for Jan 20-21

PNO’s action means there will be no ferry services to and from the Greek islands and other destinations on January 20 and 21.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/204988/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-ferry-boat-workers-call-strike-for-jan-20-21
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 15 January, 2016 @ 15:09:52
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GSEE makes proposal for a general strike on the 4th of February
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=769027
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 15 January, 2016 @ 22:08:33
Looks like ADEDY, the public employees' union, will be joining the strike on 04/02/16:
Unions gear up for general strike on February 4 (http://www.ekathimerini.com/205113/article/ekathimerini/news/unions-gear-up-for-general-strike-on-february-4)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 January, 2016 @ 11:45:40
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WEDNESDAY

Ferry workers begin a 48-hour strike affecting all services across Greece.

Employees at the Citizens’ Information Centers (KEP) hold a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205141/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 @ 00:49:43
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The association representing Greek retailers, ESEE, on Tuesday urged its members to join a nationwide strike on February 4 organized by the country’s two biggest unions, GSEE and ADEDY, which is expected to bring much of the country to a standstill.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205195/article/ekathimerini/news/retailers-join-february-4-nationwide-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 21 January, 2016 @ 21:59:58
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Seamen decide on additional two-day strike next week

The union representing Greek seamen, PNO, on Thursday decided on fresh strike action for January 27 and 28.

The strike will begin at 6 a.m. on January 27 and end at 6 a.m. on January 29, meaning there will be no ferry boat services to and from the islands.

Also on Thursday, the 14 unions that comprise PNO agreed to join a general strike on February 4.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205293/article/ekathimerini/news/seamen-decide-on-additional-two-day-strike-next-week
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 29 January, 2016 @ 13:09:03
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Greek ferries are to remained moored in their ports on Friday and Saturday after the union representing the country's seamen called a new 48-hour strike in a continuing protest against the government's plans for pension reform.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205499/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-seamean-call-new-48-hour-strike-to-protest-pension-reform
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 February, 2016 @ 11:03:16
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The association representing Greek retailers, ESEE, on Tuesday urged its members to join a nationwide strike on February 4 organized by the country’s two biggest unions, GSEE and ADEDY, which is expected to bring much of the country to a standstill.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205195/article/ekathimerini/news/retailers-join-february-4-nationwide-strike


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The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) on Saturday announced another 48-hour strike on February 4 and February 5 in an ongoing protest against the government’s plans for pension reform.

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service from 6am on Thursday, February 4, until 6am on Saturday, February 6.
http://news.gtp.gr/2016/01/30/no-ferries-greece-feb-4-5-strike-sailors/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 February, 2016 @ 10:58:39
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Olympic Air cancels 16 domestic flights on Thursday
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/666504/olympic-air-cancels-16-domestic-flights-on-thursday

Kef doesn't appear to be affected
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 February, 2016 @ 00:43:12
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Passengers due to travel Saturday should check ahead with the ferry companies they have booked with as the disruption is likely to lead to changes in the scheduled departure times.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205672/article/ekathimerini/news/no-ferries-until-saturday-as-sailors-extend-action
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 09 February, 2016 @ 02:35:42
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Physiotherapists who work with the main healthcare provider EOPYY will be on strike Wednesday due to differences with the organization over the terms of their contracts.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/205773/article/ekathimerini/news/physiotherapists-to-strike-wednesday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 @ 05:55:00
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ADEDY, the civil servants’ union, has called on its members to protest the government’s proposed pension reforms throughout this week.

It will also support a work stoppage by state hospital employees’ union POEDIN between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday.

It is thought that ADEDY, along with private sector union GSEE, may call a new 48-hour general strike at the end of this month or early in March.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/206011/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-civil-servants-union-calls-for-week-of-protests
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 04 March, 2016 @ 12:49:15
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The federation of local authority workers (POE-OTA) has announced a nationwide strike on Monday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/206614/article/ekathimerini/news/local-government-walkout-on-monday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 March, 2016 @ 15:01:22
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ADEDY calls 24-hour strike

Greece’s public sector union ADEDY has called a 24-hour strike by all civil service workers for Thursday, April 7 to protest the government’s pension reform plans.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207366/article/ekathimerini/news/adedy-calls-24-hour-strike-against-pension-reform
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 05 April, 2016 @ 14:42:37
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Union calls on Greek air traffic controllers to strike Thursday

It is not clear if the call from union leaders will lead to a strike by air traffic controllers as these are often blocked by the courts.

Anyone traveling to or from Athens International Airport on Thursday should contact their airline for more information.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207618/article/ekathimerini/news/union-calls-on-greek-air-traffic-controllers-to-strike-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 April, 2016 @ 11:06:07
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Athens Airport closed Thursday due to strike

No commercial flights will arrive at or depart from Athens International Airport on Thursday due to the participation of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, which includes air traffic controllers, in a nationwide strike called by the country’s public sector union, ADEDY.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207667/article/ekathimerini/news/athens-airport-closed-thursday-due-to-strike


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Flights to and from all Greek airports scheduled for April 7 have been cancelled due to the participation of air traffic controllers and civil aviation employees to a 24-hour strike called by public sector union ADEDY, their union said on Tuesday.

According to the air traffic controllers’ union, the strike will start at 00:01 after midnight, on early Thursday morning and will end on midnight on Thursday.
http://www.amna.gr/english/article/13459/Planes-to-be-grounded-on-April-7-due-to-air-traffic-controllers%E2%80%99-strike


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Port workers to strike against privatization of Piraeus and Thessaloniki port authorities
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207664/article/ekathimerini/news/port-workers-to-strike-against-privatization-of-piraeus-and-thessaloniki-port-authorities

Other ports / ferries unaffected
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 April, 2016 @ 13:51:49
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Hospital staff to join Thursday’s strike against pension reform

Greek hospitals and the EKAV ambulance service will be operating with emergency staff on Thursday as employees will join the strike called by public sector union ADEDY against pension reform.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207683/article/ekathimerini/news/hospital-staff-to-join-thursdays-strike-against-pension-reform
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 07 April, 2016 @ 10:13:33
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No tax declarations for now as accountants go on strike

Unions representing accountants, tax experts and consultants have announced they will refrain from submitting the tax declarations of their clients until April 18 to protest pension reforms, which, they say, will oblige them to pay up to 70 percent of their income in taxes and social security payments.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/207701/article/ekathimerini/news/no-tax-declarations-for-now-as-accountants-go-on-strike


The one I use was open yesterday. Of course, he issues hand written receipts for payments.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 23 April, 2016 @ 13:06:03
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Greece’s main private sector union, GSEE, announced Tuesday that it will hold a 48-hour strike whenever the government submits its pension reform plan to Parliament.

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) also said on Monday that it too plans to stage a 48-hour strike when the pension reform bill is tabled in Parliament.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/208072/article/ekathimerini/news/private-sector-union-plans-action-over-pension-reform


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The General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) has called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Sunday, May 8 to coincide with the opening of shops.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/208113/article/ekathimerini/news/private-sector-umbrella-union-plans-walkout-on-may-8
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 28 April, 2016 @ 13:22:59
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The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Tuesday that it will participate in the 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) on Sunday, May 8.
http://news.gtp.gr/2016/04/26/pno-no-ferries-greece-may-8-strike/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 27 May, 2016 @ 17:08:28
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The federation of public hospital workers, POEDIN, has called a 24-hour strike on June 8.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209024/article/ekathimerini/news/nurses-to-walk-off-the-job-friday


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Primary school teachers are to strike on June 8
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209030/article/ekathimerini/news/primary-school-teachers-call-strike-for-june-8
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 07 June, 2016 @ 14:28:18
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Doctors and nurses employed at state hospitals, as well as ambulance workers, are to walk off the job on Wednesday to protest spending cuts and staff shortages in the health sector
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209354/article/ekathimerini/news/staff-at-state-hospitals-to-hold-24-hour-strike-to-protest-austerity-impact
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 @ 16:53:29
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Greece's civil aviation workers to strike over airport concessions

Greek civil aviation workers plan a five-day strike next week in protest at the long-term lease of 14 regional airports, complicating government efforts to implement a privatization program linked to the country's bailout.

Authorities agreed to lease the airports to German operator Fraport last year and are now considering offering concessions for 23 others.

The walkout, called by civil aviation workers union OSYPA from June 20-25, is expected to disrupt domestic and international flights as airports will operate with emergency staff only.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209589/article/ekathimerini/news/greeces-civil-aviation-workers-to-strike-over-airport-concessions
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Wednesday, 15 June, 2016 @ 21:54:53
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Greece's civil aviation workers to strike over airport concessions

Greek civil aviation workers plan a five-day strike next week in protest at the long-term lease of 14 regional airports, complicating government efforts to implement a privatization program linked to the country's bailout.

Authorities agreed to lease the airports to German operator Fraport last year and are now considering offering concessions for 23 others.

The walkout, called by civil aviation workers union OSYPA from June 20-25, is expected to disrupt domestic and international flights as airports will operate with emergency staff only.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209589/article/ekathimerini/news/greeces-civil-aviation-workers-to-strike-over-airport-concessions

Kefalonia airport is chaotic at the best of times!
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 16 June, 2016 @ 17:43:36
It won't be when they strike! ;)

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Thursday, 16 June, 2016 @ 19:36:59
It won't be when they strike! ;)

Tony

It will be even more chaotic, because the airport will have to operate on emergency staff only.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 10:02:30
Have seen a report this morning that states the strike will only effect Regional and local flights. All International flights are unaffected.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: APB on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 11:01:51
From Athens International Airport homepage.

ANNOUNCEMENT
Kindly be advised that the Federation of Hellenic Civil Aviation Associations has expressed their intention to go on strike from 20 until 24.06.16. No official Aeronautical notice has been issued yet. Kindly note that in case the strike is officially announced only some domestic flights will be affected within Greece. Relevant information will be available at our call center 24 hrs prior your departure & at our website. For any further information, you may contact your airline.

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Becky on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 13:48:43
On the Trip Advisor Thread they are saying that this notice only applies to flights out of Athens not the regional airports, where flights may still be affected.  :pray: Flying next week...
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 14:37:59
The strike was quietly announced on 10/06/16 and still no-one really seems to know what will happen, here's the latest from the FCO:

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The Federation of Civil Aviation unions have announced a 5 day strike from Monday 20 June to Friday 24 June 2016. There’s likely to be some disruption to a number of domestic and international flights in Greece, but it’s not yet clear which airports or services will be affected. If you’re due to travel in this period, contact your airline or travel company for more information.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

I've heard the unions may shut the skies over Greece to pretty much everything except emergency and military flights, the general impression I get from the media is that the strike will have relatively little effect... we'll see. AS AIA and FCO say: if you're planning to fly, keep in contact with your carrier.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Bluenose on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 17:10:02
On the Trip Advisor Thread they are saying that this notice only applies to flights out of Athens not the regional airports, where flights may still be affected.  :pray: Flying next week...
Fingers crossed Bek. It will be fine ! Don't worry be happy !
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: APB on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 17:45:43
Latest word is that it's been called off....just looking for confirmation.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: APB on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 18:02:09
At least I think that's what it says....any Greek speakers feel free to translate properly.
Credited to Kefalonia Unplugged Facebook site.

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                                                                     ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ

H Ομοσπονδία Συλλόγων Υπηρεσίας Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας, μετά τη συνάντηση που πραγματοποιήθηκε  σήμερα στο Υπουργείο Υποδομών Μεταφορών & Δικτύων με τον Υπουργό κ. Χ. Σπίρτζη, ενημερώνει για τα παρακάτω :
Ο κ. Υπουργός τηρώντας τα εδώ και ένα έτος συμφωνηθέντα με την ΟΣΥΠΑ, παρέδωσε Σχέδιο Οργανογράμματος για διαβούλευση, το οποίο κινείται στα πλαίσια των κοινά αποδεκτών αρχών και φιλοσοφίας.  Επίσης ο κ. Υπουργός, επανεπιβεβαίωσε ότι συμπαρατάσσεται με εμάς στον κοινό στόχο να παραμείνουν τα 25 περιφερειακά αεροδρόμια στην Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας, προς όφελος της Εθνικής Οικονομίας, της γεωπολιτικής στρατηγικής της χώρας και της κοινωνικής πολιτικής του κράτους.
 Η ΟΣΥΠΑ ενημέρωσε επίσης  ότι στον κοινό αυτό αγώνα σύμμαχοί μας είναι και οι εκπρόσωποι της τουριστικής βιομηχανίας της χώρας,  όπως ο Πρόεδρος του ΣΕΤΕ κ. Ανδρέας Ανδρεάδης και ο Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της Aegean Airlineς  κ. Ευτύχης Βασιλάκης. Επίκειται συνάντηση την ερχόμενη εβδομάδα με τον κ. Υπουργό και τους προαναφερόμενους φορείς, προκειμένου να συμφωνηθεί η κοινή γραμμή και οι ενέργειες που θα επιφέρουν εργασιακή ειρήνη για την καλύτερη δυνατή εξυπηρέτηση του ελληνικού τουρισμού.
Μετά τα παραπάνω με αίσθημα ευθύνης απέναντι στη χώρα και στο επιβατικό κοινό και αφουγκραζόμενοι την ανησυχία όλων των παραγόντων του τουρισμού και των τοπικών κοινωνιών, καθώς επίσης αποδεχόμενοι τις σχετικές δεσμεύσεις του κ. Υπουργού  αναστέλλουμε την προκηρυχθείσα πενθήμερη απεργία από ώρα 00.01 τοπική της Δευτέρας 20/6/2016 έως 23.59 τοπική της Παρασκευής 24/6/2016, σαν ένα ελάχιστο δείγμα γραφής της καλής θέλησης και προσφοράς των εργαζομένων στην ΥΠΑ.
Θέλουμε να θεωρούμε δεδομένο ότι ο κ. Υπουργός θα συνεχίσει τον ειλικρινή και εποικοδομητικό διάλογο με την Ομοσπονδία ώστε να μη μας διαψεύσει, σε μια κοινή προσπάθεια για την ανάπτυξη και εκσυγχρονισμό της Δημόσιας ΥΠΑ και την επανένταξη σε αυτήν των 23 κρατικών αεροδρομίων, για το καλό της χώρας και της εθνικής οικονομίας και μόνο.                                                                 Για το Δ.Σ.

Ο Πρόεδρος                                                                                      Ο Γ. Γραμματέας

Βασίλης Αλεβιζόπουλος                                                                 Ρόνης Μαθιουδάκης
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 18:10:23
Haven't found any news confirmation in English but yes, seems the strike has been suspended.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 18:58:17
Confirmation in English:

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Greek civil aviation workers suspend strike after talks with government

ATHENS, June 17 (Reuters) - Greek civil aviation workers suspended a five-day strike planned for June 20-25 to protest against the development of the country's regional airports after receiving assurances from the government their jobs were not at risk.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3646969/Greek-civil-aviation-workers-suspend-strike-talks-government.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 19:49:32
It won't be when they strike! ;)

Tony

It will be even more chaotic, because the airport will have to operate on emergency staff only.

I assumed most if not all flights would be cancelled!  :blink:

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyD on Friday, 17 June, 2016 @ 22:34:20
Haven't found any news confirmation in English but yes, seems the strike has been suspended.
Phew!! a close escape.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 June, 2016 @ 18:53:49
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Public hospital employees around the country will stage a four-hour work stoppage on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/209945/article/ekathimerini/news/state-doctors-nurses-to-walk-off-job-for-four-hours-on-wednesday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 15 September, 2016 @ 19:02:10
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Ferries were expected to stay docked in ports across Greece...

The industrial action was set to begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, September 22 and end at 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 24.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/212048/article/ekathimerini/news/no-ferries-next-thursday-friday


Sounds as though it may affect Kef, best to check ahead if planning to travel by ferry in near future.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 September, 2016 @ 19:12:47
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We kindly inform you that due to the strike of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation on Thursday 22/09/16 and on Friday 23/09/16, the Ionian Group's itineraries will not be executed.
https://www.ioniangroup.com/en/


Nothing as yet from KefalonianLines (http://kefalonianlines.com/) but heard they also will not be running ferries those days.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 26 September, 2016 @ 17:11:17
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WEDNESDAY

Emergency electronic engineers are starting a 48-hour strike that may affect the operation of some regional airports.

Hospital doctors are holding a work stoppage from 1 p.m. to the end of shift.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/212303/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 @ 16:45:25
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Greece's Unions Rail Against Powerful New Privatization Fund

Greek labor unions are organizing strikes and protests against a plan to place major state assets under the control of a new privatization fund that will be headed by bailout creditors.

The fund called the Hellenic Company of Assets and Participations will take control of public utilities and other assets for 99 years if parliament approves draft legislation late Tuesday. The Greek Finance Ministry will appoint the majority of members on the fund's executive board, but lenders will appoint its chairman.

The asset move is part of measures demanded by creditors from other eurozone nations as part of Greece's third consecutive international bailout. Creditors argue that Greece's privatization program had been moving too slowly.

Unions launched strikes and work stoppages this week at the state water company and other affected utilities, and called for protests outside parliament during the debate before Tuesday's vote.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/09/26/world/europe/ap-eu-greece-bailout-.html?_r=0
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 September, 2016 @ 18:01:10
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WEDNESDAY

Emergency electronic engineers are starting a 48-hour strike that may affect the operation of some regional airports.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/212303/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda


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Latest update:
Summary: Greek trade unions have cancelled proposed strike action that was due to affect domestic flights in Greece on 29 and 30 September.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece


Think it was a late decision, Aegean and Olympic had announced cancellation of many internal flights inc. OA 414/415 Athens-Kefalonia-Athens today https://en.about.aegeanair.com/media-center/press-releases/2016/akurwseis_29-30_09/
 

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 03 October, 2016 @ 17:28:27
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Olympic Air on Monday announced the cancellation of eight domestic flights scheduled for Tuesday due to a walkout by Civil Aviation Authority Staff.

The affected flights are between Athens and the islands of Paros, Rhodes, Kastellorizo and Karpathos.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/212505/article/ekathimerini/news/olympic-air-cancels-eight-flights-on-tuesday-due-to-walkout


So shouldn't affect Kef
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 04 October, 2016 @ 19:42:51
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Greece flights face disruption due to strike

Flights in Greece face disruption until the end of the week due to strike action.

International services are expected to run as normal but travellers expecting to fly on domestic routes have been advised to check with their airline or tour operator.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/63346/greece-flights-face-disruption-due-to-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 October, 2016 @ 13:07:44
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The union of public hospital doctors in Athens and Piraeus (EINAP) and the nationwide federation of doctor unions (OENGE) have announced a walkout for Thursday, from the start of the shift until noon.
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=833904
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 October, 2016 @ 16:10:28
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Strike threatens to ground flights over four days

Air-traffic controllers are to begin four 24-hour rolling strikes on Sunday to protest the draft law regarding changes to the Civil Aviation Authority. The strike is expected to mean no flights in or out of Greece for four days.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/212585/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-threatens-to-ground-flights-over-four-days


Possibly the validity will be challenged in the courts and deemed illegal.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 07 October, 2016 @ 18:11:52
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Greek trade unions have announced a series of strikes that are expected to cause disruption to a number of domestic flights until 8 October and international and domestic flights on 9-10 and 12-13 October. Contact your airline or tour operator if you intend to travel on those dates.
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Saturday, 08 October, 2016 @ 11:56:21
Latest information regarding ATC strikes.

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UPDATED 07/10/16, 18:00 !!! We have EEEKE's official announcement: GATCA’S executive board decided to call upon its members to participate in two 48 HOURS strikes:
1. FROM 08.10.2016, 21:01 UTC (09.10.2016 / 00:01 LOCAL)
UNTIL 10.10.2016, 20:59 UTC (10.10.2016 / 23:59 LOCAL)
and
2. FROM 11.10.2016, 21:01 UTC (12.10.2016/00:01 LOCAL)
UNTIL 13.10.2016 / 20:59 UTC (13.10.2016/ 23:59 LOCAL)
DESTINED/DEPARTING TO/FROM GREEK AIRPORTS WILL BE AFFECTED.
ONLY THE FOLLOWING FLIGHTS WILL BE SERVED:
• Over flights ATHINAI FIR / HELLAS UIR
• Flights carrying head of state
• Hellenic Air Force flights on missions and scheduled exercises
• Flights involved in unusual situations or in emergency
• Hospital, Humanitarian or Search and Rescue flights https://www.facebook.com/eeeke/photos/a.619873468044831.1073741828.159238454108337/1275693215796183/?type=3&theater
http://www.livinlovin.gr/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Saturday, 08 October, 2016 @ 19:29:43
ATC strikes 'may' have been called off!

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Κατόπιν της σημερινής διαβούλευσης με τον Υπουργό και τον Διοικητή ΥΠΑ, το ΔΣ ΕΕΕΚΕ αποφάσισε την αναστολή όλων των απεργιακων κινητοποιήσεων που είχαμε εξαγγείλει για τις επόμενες ημέρες.
GATCA Board decided to call off the strike. Details, later in the day.
After today's consultation with the minister and the governor gdd, eeeke decided the suspension of all apergiakōn announced that for the next few days.

GATCA Board decided to call off the strike. Details, later in the day.

http://eeeke.gr/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 October, 2016 @ 16:54:06
ATC strikes 'may' have been called off!


Ta, Rog - looks as though they have been called off:

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Updated:10 October 2016Latest update:
Summary - planned strikes by Greek trade unions affecting international and domestic flights on 9-10 and 12-13 October have been called off; there may, however, be disruption to some flights; contact your airline or tour operator for more information if you intend to travel on those dates
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece

However, seems not all flights will be re-instated:

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EasyJet has admitted that almost half of flights cancelled ahead of a planned strike affecting Greek air traffic control will not operate despite the industrial action being called off.

Other airlines such as Monarch said their scheduled would run as normal after strikes planned to take place on Sunday and Monday as well as Wednesday and Thursday were abandoned.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/63414/four-days-of-greek-atc-strikes-called-off
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 October, 2016 @ 17:26:39
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Strike called by civil servants' union on November 24
The civil servants’ umbrella union ADEDY on Thursday called a nationwide strike for November 24.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213026/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-called-by-civil-servants-union-on-november-24
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 31 October, 2016 @ 17:12:28
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TUESDAY

Hospital doctors to hold a four-hour work stoppage.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213254/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 01 November, 2016 @ 17:26:08
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Seamen announce 24-hour strike on November 24

The union representing Greek seamen, PNO, on Tuesday announced a 24-hour strike for Thursday, November 24, which means that there will be no passenger ferry services to and from the Greek islands or Italy.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213303/article/ekathimerini/news/seamen-announce-24-hour-strike-on-november-24


Ferry strikes don't always affect local Kef ferries, check with ferry agent's office if planning to travel by ferry that day.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 21 November, 2016 @ 18:51:12
Bit of old news, in case it's slipped anyone's memory:

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Strike called by civil servants' union on November 24
The civil servants’ umbrella union ADEDY on Thursday called a nationwide strike for November 24.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213026/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-called-by-civil-servants-union-on-november-24


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Seamen announce 24-hour strike on November 24

The union representing Greek seamen, PNO, on Tuesday announced a 24-hour strike for Thursday, November 24, which means that there will be no passenger ferry services to and from the Greek islands or Italy.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/213303/article/ekathimerini/news/seamen-announce-24-hour-strike-on-november-24


Ferry strikes don't always affect local Kef ferries, check with ferry agent's office if planning to travel by ferry that day.



And public hospital doctors will hold a 24-hour strike (http://www.ekathimerini.com/213887/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda), according to eKathimerini.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 November, 2016 @ 17:38:59
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Greek Seamen Announce 24-hour Strike, No Ferries on December 8

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service on Thursday, December 8, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike in all ship categories.

PNO said the strike will begin at 12:01 am on Thursday, December 8.
http://news.gtp.gr/2016/11/27/greek-seamen-strike-no-ferries-december-8/


Check ahead if planning a ferry journey that day.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: jeanskala on Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 @ 16:05:29
INKEFALONIA.GR are informing us of a '48 hour seaman's strike, with all ships tied up in harbors across the country from 6am on the morning of Friday December 2 until 06.00 Sunday, December 4, followed by the 24-hour strike on Thursday 8th of December'.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 November, 2016 @ 16:23:50
Thanks, Jean. Announced this morning and confirmed here:

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The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 6 am on Friday, December 2, until 6 am on Sunday, December 4. It is reminded that PNO recently announced a strike for Thursday, December 8.
http://news.gtp.gr/2016/11/29/pno-no-ferries-greece-december-strike/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 December, 2016 @ 13:14:16
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Following its two-day strike on Friday and Saturday, the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced a new 48-hour strike in all ship categories from 6 am on Sunday, December 4, until 6 am on Tuesday, December 6.

Should be operational again tomorrow  :hmm:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 December, 2016 @ 13:18:58
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THURSDAY

Main unions GSEE and ADEDY hold a 24-hour strike, including a 24-hour strike by the seamen’s union that will affect all ships and ferries.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/214313/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 December, 2016 @ 18:07:33
Awaiting confirmation in English-language media but gather PNO have extended the strike, looking as though it will be Friday before ferries resume services.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 December, 2016 @ 18:21:55
Looks like confirmation here:

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Ferry crews have also extended for another two days a four-day walkout over planned tax hikes and pension cuts, which had been due to expire early Tuesday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/greek-unions-call-general-strike-ferry-crews-extend-walkout/2016/12/05 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/greek-unions-call-general-strike-ferry-crews-extend-walkout/2016/12/05/70cb7d58-bafa-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9_story.html)


Anyone planning to travel by ferry in the near future might be best advised to check ahead... and keep checking
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 December, 2016 @ 18:27:07
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Calling the extension of the strike, the umbrella federation, the Panhellenic Seamens Federation (PNO) warned there is a chance the action will be extended by its 13-member unions. The PNO has already announced seafarers will participate in the nationwide private sector’s 24-hour strike, on 8 December. It has also said it is not planning to back down until the government does.
http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/greek-port-workers-strike.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: jeanskala on Tuesday, 06 December, 2016 @ 13:08:56
The strike is due to finish at midnight on Thursday night. I would think there would be an outcry from supermarkets, hospitals etc, if the strike was to continue, let alone all the people marooned on the mainland, islands - and one couple at Ancona!

However, on a good note, there is plenty of petrol and heating diesel at the Valeriano petrol station - they had obviously planned ahead!
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 06 December, 2016 @ 17:15:23
Yep, at the moment it's still "looking as though it will be Friday before ferries resume services."

Heard a fishing boat from Katelios was called upon earlier today to transfer a patient from Argostoli Hospital to Kyllini, en route to Patras Hospital.

Also heard most staff at Argostoli Hospital will be on stike on Thursday. Usually cover's provided by 'skeleton staff' but expect delays if you need to visit the hospital that day.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 06 December, 2016 @ 23:02:12

Heard a fishing boat from Katelios was called upon earlier today to transfer a patient from Argostoli Hospital to Kyllini, en route to Patras Hospital.


The fishing boat was then impounded by the Coastguard. I am not quite sure of the reason, maybe he was not licensed for this, or maybe it was for using an illegal harbour.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 08 December, 2016 @ 16:30:21
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Seafarers’ union extend strike for two more days

The seafarers’ union decided to prolong their strike for two more days, during a meeting on Thursday. The new strike begins on Friday at 6am and will last till Sunday morning at 6am. This means the ships will be docked at ports at least till Sunday.
http://en.protothema.gr/seafarers-union-extend-strike-for-two-more-days/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 09 December, 2016 @ 16:43:31
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Two ferry companies in Zakynthos break Greek seamens' rolling strikes

In a surprise move on Friday morning, two ferry companies covering regional routes in Zakynthos broke the new 48-hour strike announced by the Greek seamen’s federation and resumed regular services between the island and Kyllini.

According to the two companies, “Ionian Group” and “Kefalonian Lines” the decision was taken on Thursday night as the needs of the island for food, medical supplies and fuel was reaching critical levels.
http://www.banksnews.gr/index.php/greek-news/item/73951-two-ferry-companies-in-zakynthos-break-greek-seamens-rolling-strikes


Heard that Kefalonian Lines Nisos Kefalonia performed the Poros-Kyllini-Poros route this morning but, at the moment, it's uncertain whether further crossings will be performed until the strike is ended. As usual, best to contact ferry agent for up-to-date info if you need to make the crossing.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: expat on Friday, 09 December, 2016 @ 18:35:01
Well done! It is about time that the striking unions are stopped from holding peoples lives to ransom! they need bringing under control. We have been caught up in ferry strikes three times, coming back from Italy, a holiday wrecked, and stuck in Patra hospital. It cost us money for accommodation in Patra and Kylini.
We saw first hand the desperate plight that some Greeks were in, they had no money to spare for accommodation. when we were at Kylini a ferry arrived and broke the strike thankfully, it had its AIS switched off so it could not be tracked!
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:28:02
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Seamen’s union strike suspended

The Panhellenic Maritime Association, the seamen’s workers’ union, decided to suspend its strike on Saturday morning. This means that all ship routes start to operate normally in all ports of mainland and island Greece. As the union’s general secretary Yiannis Chalas explained, the seamen understood the trouble the strike would have caused to the Greek society in light of the Christmas holidays and decided to postpone its actions. Commenting on the latest development, Shipping, Transport and Island Policy Ministry Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said reason had prevailed.
http://en.protothema.gr/seamens-union-strike-suspended-video/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: HiFi on Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:44:41
I understand this happened after the government used it's conscription powers.......
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:55:06
No mention of that in the media...
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: HiFi on Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 13:48:15
I think it was inkefalonia quoting it initially?
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: HiFi on Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 13:57:46
Found http://www.inkefalonia.gr/koinonia/48188-ektakto-anastelletai-i-apergia-tis-pno
Now says the government threatened to impose the powers but didn't as PNO realised it was Christmas.......
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Sunday, 11 December, 2016 @ 15:56:31
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK!
We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 16:38:14
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK! We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!


Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;)!). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 17:09:00
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PNO realised it was Christmas.......


Yes, I've noticed it has this nasty habit of happening around this time most years.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: BeeTee on Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 17:10:52
ASDA... 

Metaxa 5 Stars
70cl

£15

https://groceries.asda.com/product/brandy-cognac/metaxa-5-stars/910000037771
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 @ 14:17:49
Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;)!). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).
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Spot On Maik! :yiamas:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 14 December, 2016 @ 20:06:22
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK! We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!


Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;) !). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).

Worrying amount of detail there Maik!!!!!

Tesco ouzo is No 12 of course!

 :x-btu:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 15 December, 2016 @ 12:35:56
Metaxa available according to Asda website but our (ahem) 'local' delivery depot has run dry!  :x-sad:
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 16 January, 2017 @ 17:36:46
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WEDNESDAY

The Union of Local Authority Employees (POE-OTA) holds a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to the end of shift.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/215303/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 13 February, 2017 @ 13:57:23
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TUESDAY

The Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) will hold a work stoppage from 12.30 p.m. until the end of the shift.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216126/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 02 March, 2017 @ 17:30:18
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Greek doctors to stage walkout on Thursday

State hospitals will be operating on skeleton staffs on Thursday as doctors walk off the job in protest at a new batch of planned changes to the social security system that will see their pensions reduced further and their contributions increased.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216555/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-doctors-to-stage-walkout-on-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 @ 12:40:21
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Hospitals to be disrupted on Wednesday as staff stage walkouts

State hospital services are to be disrupted on Wednesday after the union representing hospital staff called a 4-hour walkout for Attica and a 24-hour strike for the rest of the country.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216831/article/ekathimerini/news/hospitals-to-be-disrupted-on-wednesday-as-staff-stage-walkouts
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 @ 12:29:34
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Political reactions at prospect of privatization of dominant power utility; union calls strike

Increased speculation in Athens this week that the leftist Greek government will concede to creditors' standing demands for a liberalization of the energy sector, especially in terms of power generation and transmission, is causing major political ripples.

The first full-blown reaction to the prospect is a major strike announced by the union representing most of the workforce for the Public Power Corp.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1218882/political-reactions-at-prospect-of-privatization-of-dominant-power-utility-union-calls-strike


No date announced.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 29 April, 2017 @ 13:19:42
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Transport in Greece to be Affected by Strike on May 1

Public transport employees in Greece will participate in strike mobilizations and work stoppages on Monday to mark May Day.

... all passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on May Day due to an announced 24-hour strike, called by the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO).
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/04/27/transport-greece-affected-strike-may-1
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 14:03:51
May/may not affect local Kef ferries, check with ferry agent.

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No Ferries in Greece on May 16-17 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 00:01 on Tuesday, May 16, until 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17.

PNO warned that the two-day strike may be the beginning of a rolling program of industrial action.

Travelers that have booked ferry tickets are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/05/04/no-ferries-greece-may-16-17-strike/


Edit: updated
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 17:01:27
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Unions confirm action on May 17 against austerity

The country’s civil servants’ union ADEDY and the main private sector union GSEE confirmed on Tuesday that they would hold a joint 24-hour walkout for May 17 to protest additional austerity measures agreed to by the government in a deal sealed with creditors.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218071/article/ekathimerini/news/unions-confirm-action-on-may-17-against-austerity
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 06 May, 2017 @ 17:38:59
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Union calls 48-hour ferry strike over measures

Ferries will remain anchored in Greek ports on Tuesday and Wednesday, after the umbrella union representing Greek seamen, PNO, announced a 48-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218207/article/ekathimerini/news/union-calls-48-hour-ferry-strike-over-measures


Not clear which Tuesday and Wednesday but as Kathimerini have previously reported the strike on 16 & 17 May I'm thinking this might be a newly announced strike for this week coming. As usual... anyone planning a ferry crossing should, perhaps, check ahead...

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 06 May, 2017 @ 17:54:08
Just in case anyone runs out of their favourite Greek wine... Sainsbury's stock Kourtaki Mavrodaphne and retsina (both £5.50!)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 13:30:25
Does anyone know if the buses are OK on 17/05 as I'm travelling from Preveza to Ioannina.   

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 16:38:49
Haven't seen any mention of buses being out of service but a possibility. As it's critical to you it may be best to check with KTEL:
http://ktelbus.com/?module=default&pages_id=15&lang=en

And check again nearer the date.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 18:59:19
Thanks Maik.   :btu:

I suspect the buses aren't included but it is crucial as you say.  I've tried getting reliable and up to date info out of KTEL sites... so I'll probably phone them!  Preveza KTEL has at least three numbers for its ticket office so you see what I mean!

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 16:46:48
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Greek hospital doctors have announced a 48-hour strike on May 17 and 18 in response to the “unpopular measures” included in the recent deal between the government and the country’s international creditors.

Bus routes will also be disrupted due to intermittent work stoppages on May 16, 17 and 18.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218384/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-hospital-doctors-announce-48-hour-strike

 :hmm: Looks as though you might be inconvenienced, Tony. Hope you have a good break, anyway.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 16:50:24
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The Athens Mass Transit System (OASA) has declared a series of industrial actions that will disrupt public transport on May 16 and 18 in Athens. The workers’ union issued a statement protesting against the government’s agreement to a new memorandum linked to a set of harsh measures against social groups and employees. Buses will not be running on May 16 from 11am till 4pm, on May 17 and 18 from the start of the shift till 9am and from 9pm till the end of the shift.
http://en.protothema.gr/athens-mass-transport-oasa-strikes-on-may-1617-and-18/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 18:57:21
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Greek hospital doctors have announced a 48-hour strike on May 17 and 18 in response to the “unpopular measures” included in the recent deal between the government and the country’s international creditors.

Bus routes will also be disrupted due to intermittent work stoppages on May 16, 17 and 18.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218384/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-hospital-doctors-announce-48-hour-strike (http://www.ekathimerini.com/218384/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-hospital-doctors-announce-48-hour-strike)

 :hmm: Looks as though you might be inconvenienced, Tony. Hope you have a good break, anyway.

Thanks Maik. I phoned the ticket office at Preveza KTEL (seeing that they hadn't replied to my message off their site).  A nice man told me there wouldn't be a problem.  And I'm not planning on seeing a doctor.

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 @ 13:26:39
The Kefalonia mail arrives from the mainland, while the ferries are on strike.

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/11_16_05_17_1_25_14.jpeg)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 @ 22:55:20
Message from Monarch a few hours ago.  Greek ATC on strike from 0900 to 1300 tomorrow, so my flight delayed by 5 hours.   At least Monarch are on the ball letting pax know.

All part of the adventure of independent travel to Greece!

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 @ 19:05:15
Blimey, Rog, the mail still gets through!?! Is the government sending lots of bills out, or summat?

PNO strike continues:

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PNO Announces New Strike, No Ferries in Greece on May 18-19

Ferries in Greece will be docked for four days in a row, due to strike action of the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO).

PNO announced on Tuesday that it will hold a second 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 00:01 on Thursday, May 18, until 24:00 on Friday May 19. The industrial action will follow a strike scheduled to run from 00:01 on Tuesday, May 16, until 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/05/16/pno-new-strike-no-ferries-greece-may-18-19
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 20 May, 2017 @ 16:58:43
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4-day nationwide strike called by local authority staff unions in Greece

Municipal services throughout the country are set to shut down for four days, from Saturday until the following Tuesday, due to strike action announced by local authority staff unions demanding permanent jobs for local government contract workers and municipal nursery employees.

Municipal authorities have appealed to local residents and businesses to avoid putting rubbish out onto the street until the strike ends, while scheduled sports and cultural events have been cancelled.
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/25383-4-day-nationwide-strike-called-by-local-authority-staff-unions-in-greece.html
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 June, 2017 @ 14:13:46
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Local government union federation POE-OTA announced a sit-in in all the municipal garbage truck depots as of midnight on Sunday until June 21 and a 24-hour strike on June 22
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/163955/Municipal-employees-announce-sit-ins--strike-of-sanitation-workers-after-court-ruling
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 June, 2017 @ 21:40:41
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POE-OTA union ends 11-day sanitation workers strike; rubbish collection begins
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/167472/POE-OTA-union-ends-11-day-sanitation-workers-strike-rubbish-collection-begins
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 16 July, 2017 @ 22:26:58
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THURSDAY

The national federation of hotel employees holds a 24-hour strike
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220117/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda


Never known this have any impact on Kef
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 11 August, 2017 @ 11:37:42
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Strike by HELPE workers sparks fuel concerns

A 16-day strike announced by the PSEEP union, which represents workers at Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE), is expected to make it difficult for fuel to reach Greece’s islands and other parts of the country.

The actions consists of several one- or two-day strikes as well as two five-day walkouts that will start on August 22 and 27.

ELPE’s management has appealed to the courts to have the strike deemed illegal and has given assurances that there is enough fuel for deliveries to made as usual this weekend.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/220821/article/ekathimerini/business/strike-by-helpe-workers-sparks-fuel-concerns
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 @ 13:46:25
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Archaeological sites in Greece to shut for strike

Greece’s archaeological sites and most museums will remain closed between 12 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday due to a strike by unionists demanding the payment of employees on short-term contracts.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/221203/article/ekathimerini/news/archaeological-sites-in-greece-to-shut-for-strike

Not clear if it will only apply to major sites or whether it will affect those sites on Kef that are open.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 04 September, 2017 @ 13:49:36
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THURSDAY

Employers at press distribution companies hold a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/221354/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda

Looks like no printed 'papers that day
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 @ 10:42:50
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Doctors, nurses walk off job to protest austerity

Strike action by state doctors and nurses is expected to affect services at hospitals around the country Wednesday.

The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers (POEDIN) has called on staff in Athens to walk off the job from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. while union members in other parts of the country will hold a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222339/article/ekathimerini/news/doctors-nurses-walk-off-job-to-protest-austerity
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 30 October, 2017 @ 11:11:46
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MONDAY

OTE group employees begin a 48-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222773/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 @ 21:18:06
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Doctors at state hospitals are to walk off the job for four hours from 11 a.m. on Wednesday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/222832/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-doctors-to-stage-four-hour-walkout-on-wednesday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 @ 11:06:25
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State hospital doctors will hold a four-hour work stoppage on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223461/article/ekathimerini/news/hospital-doctor-work-stoppage-on-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 @ 10:57:38
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Local authority workers are to walk off the job on Wednesday, in response to a call by their union, POE-OTA, for a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223484/article/ekathimerini/news/local-authority-workers-call-one-day-strike-plan-rallies
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 @ 18:28:07
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Unions call general strike for Dec. 14
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223682/article/ekathimerini/business/unions-call-general-strike-for-dec-14
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 09 December, 2017 @ 02:39:46
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Ferry strike announced for next Thursday

Ferries will remain docked throughout next Thursday after the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) said on Friday that it would be joining a general strike  called for that day by the country's two main labor unions, GSEE and ADEDY.

The PNO said it will hold a 24-hour strike on December 14, from midnight to midnight.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/223992/article/ekathimerini/news/ferry-strike-announced-for-next-thursday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 @ 22:22:35
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A four-hour walkout by air-traffic controllers will mean a number of domestic flights will be canceled between 8 a.m. and noon.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/224122/article/ekathimerini/news/commuters-face-upheaval-as-transport-workers-join-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 09 January, 2018 @ 17:13:20
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Seamen's Federation declares 24h strike on Friday

The Hellenic Seamen's Federation has declared a 24 hour strike on Friday, with the option to escalate mobilisations.

Ships throughout the country will remained docked from 00.01 until 24.00 on Friday.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/219541/Seamens-Federation-declares-24h-strike-on-Friday

Probably best to check with ferry agent re Kef ferries if planning a crossing on Friday.


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Farmers prepare protests with disruptive tractor blockades of roads

Farmers in Thessaly have decided that they will take to the streets and city squares on 12 January in the city of Karditsa to pressure the government to satisfy a long list of demands
http://www.tovima.gr/en/article/?aid=931778
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 11 January, 2018 @ 00:28:55
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3-hour work stoppage by Greek air traffic controllers on Mon.

A union representing air traffic controllers in Greece on Wednesday announced a three-hour work stoppage (10.00 to 12.00 GMT) for Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in protest over a vote the same day in Parliament of a draft bill that includes a provision mandating a "50 percent+1" approval of any strike action by due-paying members of a primary level trade union. 

The industrial action will coincide with a similar work stoppage declared by a nationwide union representing civil servants.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1310704/3-hour-work-stoppage-by-greek-air-traffic-controllers-on-mon


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Big multi-bill brings in strike, auction changes

One of the most politically contentious aspects of the bill is the change to the rules governing strikes by unions. According to the draft legislation, at least half of the paid-up members of first-level unions will have to vote before a strike can be called. The current proportion stands at a third. The private sector union GSEE and its public sector counterpart ADEDY have said they will protest this measure.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/224765/article/ekathimerini/news/big-multi-bill-brings-in-strike-auction-changes
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 22 January, 2018 @ 11:23:36
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THURSDAY

The federation of public hospital workers (POEDIN) organizes... a 24-hour strike
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225112/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 @ 17:24:03
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Hospital doctors hold 24-hour strike on Wednesday

Greece’s state-run hospitals will be operating with a skeleton staff on Wednesday after the OENGE union of doctors and nurses called a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225373/article/ekathimerini/news/hospital-doctors-hold-24-hour-strike-on-wednesday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 @ 20:23:13
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Hospital doctors hold 24-hour strike on Wednesday

Greece’s state-run hospitals will be operating with a skeleton staff on Wednesday after the OENGE union of doctors and nurses called a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225373/article/ekathimerini/news/hospital-doctors-hold-24-hour-strike-on-wednesday (http://www.ekathimerini.com/225373/article/ekathimerini/news/hospital-doctors-hold-24-hour-strike-on-wednesday)

The mind boggles!  :blink:

Tony
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 05 February, 2018 @ 21:55:30
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The civil servants' union ADEDY is planning a 24-hour strike over the coming days to protest the government's continuing austerity program, sources indicated on Monday.

No dates were mooted for the strike, which is likely to affect public services.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225520/article/ekathimerini/news/civil-servants-union-planning-strike-action-over-austerity
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 22 March, 2018 @ 12:35:13
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City cleaners set to strike

Municipal sanitation workers have declared a strike next week
http://www.ekathimerini.com/226962/article/ekathimerini/news/city-cleaners-set-to-strike

On Tuesday, 27 March. May or may not happen on Kef.
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Bryan-in-Kilkis on Thursday, 22 March, 2018 @ 13:12:42
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City cleaners set to strike

Municipal sanitation workers have declared a strike next week
http://www.ekathimerini.com/226962/article/ekathimerini/news/city-cleaners-set-to-strike

On Tuesday, 27 March. May or may not happen on Kef.

Most people won't give a sh*t during the strike... :lol: :lol:   (sorry, couldn't resist!!!!)
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 04 April, 2018 @ 12:34:37
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ADEDY calls 24-hour strike for Wednesday, May 16
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227392/article/ekathimerini/news/adedy-calls-24-hour-strike-for-wednesday-may-16


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Museums, sites shut for four hours on Saturday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227371/article/ekathimerini/news/museums-sites-shut-for-four-hours-on-saturday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 05 April, 2018 @ 15:20:08
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Greek dockworkers call 24-strike on April 18

Ferryboats and other vessels across the country will stay tied up at port on Wednesday, April 18, after the union of Greek dockworkers (PNO) called a 24-hour strike on Thursday.

The strike will go into effect at 6 a.m. on the morning of April 18 and end at 6 a.m. the following day.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227439/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-dockworkers-call-24-strike-on-april-18

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 @ 23:33:09
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Strike extended, Greek ferries stuck in port until Friday

Greek seamen are extending their strike for a further 24 hours, leaving the country’s mainland and islands without ferry services until Friday morning.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227798/article/ekathimerini/news/strike-extended-greek-ferries-stuck-in-port-until-friday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 16:56:34
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Greek seamen call off Friday strike

Greek seamen on Thursday called off a strike they had announced for Friday, following a meeting of their union earlier in the day. Ferry services will resume at 6 a.m. on Friday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227844/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-seamen-call-off-friday-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 19 April, 2018 @ 16:58:29
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PPC workers to hold 48-hour strikes starting on Monday

The Public Power Corporation employees' union (GENOP) will hold repeated 48-hour strikes starting on Monday.

A three-hour work stoppage has also been declared for Friday from 07:00 to 10:00.
http://amna.gr/en/article/249434/PPC-workers-to-hold-48-hour-strikes-starting-on-Monday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 23 April, 2018 @ 11:28:25
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PPC protest action may lead to brief electricity outages
http://www.ekathimerini.com/227928/article/ekathimerini/news/ppc-protest-action-may-lead-to-brief-electricity-outages

 
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 April, 2018 @ 12:16:47
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Workers at Greece's power utility PPC announced on Wednesday they are suspending the 48-hour rolling strikes they started this week.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/228055/article/ekathimerini/news/ppc-union-cancels-rolling-strikes
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 27 April, 2018 @ 11:14:50
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No Ferry Service in Greece on May 1 Due to 24-hour Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced that on Tuesday, May 1, it will participate in industrial action called by the General Confederation of Greek Labor (GSEE) and hold a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.

The strike will run from 00:01 to 24:00.
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/04/26/greek-seamen-no-ferries-on-may-1-due-to-24-hour-strike
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 27 April, 2018 @ 15:54:35
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Worker groups call for May 30 National Action Day

Worker union groups, along with social and scientific groups, called for May 30 to be labeled a national action day in opposition to austerity, unemployment, excessive taxation, they said on Wednesday.

GSEE, ADEDY, GSEVEE, ESEE and TEE worker union groups are participating in the protest action, along with lawyers, doctors, pharmacists and pensioners. The head of GSEE Yiannis Panagopoulos said that the action is open to all.

The heads of GSEE and ADEDY also announced that they will propose a 24 hour walkout for May 30  - a general strike in the private and public sectors.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/251378/Worker-groups-call-for-May-30-National-Action-Day
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 @ 14:40:52
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Ships to remain docked on May 30

All ships will remain docked on Wednesday, May 30, due to the participation of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) in a 24-hour strike.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/257337/Ships-to-remain-docked-on-May-30
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 @ 00:45:28
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Hospitals will be operating on skeleton staff and public offices will be closed.

...flights will be disrupted between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/229123/article/ekathimerini/news/general-strike-to-disrupt-public-services-and-transport
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Friday, 10 August, 2018 @ 17:07:38
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Seamen to strike in September

Ferries will remain moored at Greek ports on Monday, 3 September, after the union representing the country’s seamen called a 24-hour strike following fruitless talks with ship operators to renew a collective pay agreement.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/231613/article/ekathimerini/news/seamen-to-strike-in-september
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 29 August, 2018 @ 14:15:35
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Seamen confirm ferry strike for 3 September

Ferries will remain moored at Greek ports on Monday, 3 September, after the union representing the country’s seamen confirmed it will hold a 24-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/232102/article/ekathimerini/news/seamen-confirm-ferry-strike-for-3-september
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 03 September, 2018 @ 14:41:33
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A seamen's union has reportedly rejected an offer by coastal shipping operators for a 2-percent annual pay hike, with another 24-hour strike now apparently looming.
https://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1387330/seamens-union-rejects-offer-another-24-h-strike-threatened

Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 03 September, 2018 @ 21:11:16
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The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) has called a new 24-hour strike affecting all categories of ships on Tuesday.

Ships of all types will remain docked on Tuesday due to strike action by their crews, while ferries will be docked for the second consecutive day.
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/288710/PNO-rejects-employers-offer--calls-new-24-hour-strike-for-all-ships-on-Tuesday
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Monday, 08 October, 2018 @ 18:51:16
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Public hospital staff to strike, hold protest march on Wed.

Public hospital staff will hold strike actions on Wednesday, demanding recognition of their work as dangerous and risky to health.

The staff is also demanding they be paid the bonus corresponding to such jobs.

In Attica hospitals, the POEDIN union will hold a work stoppage from 8:00 to 13:00 and in regional hospitals it will strike for 24 hours.
https://int.ert.gr/public-hospital-staff-to-strike-hold-protest-march-on-wed/
Title: Re: More strikes coming soon
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 17 October, 2018 @ 12:18:54
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Greece’s Civil Servants Call 24-Hour Strike Over Pay, Pensions

ADEDY, Greece’s largest public sector union will stage a 24-hour walkout on November 14 to demand wage and pension increases, hirings and tax cuts.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/16/greeces-civil-servants-call-24-hour-strike-over-pay-pensions/