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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #75 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #76 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



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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #77 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #78 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.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #79 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #80 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #81 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #82 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #83 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.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #84 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...

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #85 on: Saturday, 27 June, 2015 @ 14:49:04 »

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #86 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #87 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



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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #88 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???

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #89 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.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #90 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

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #91 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.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #92 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

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« Reply #93 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

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« Reply #94 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

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« Reply #95 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/

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« Reply #96 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

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« Reply #98 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

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« Reply #99 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