Tagged: strike

Greek ferry strike called off, for now

The Greek seamen’s union (PNO) “temporarily” suspended its strike on Saturday, in anticipation that the government will stick to its pledge not to hike taxes in their sector. The strike, which had been scheduled to end on Sunday, was cut short after a meeting on Saturday of the union’s executive council which, however, said that […]

Islanders seeking ways to bypass ferry strike

The disruptions caused by the extended strike by Greek seamen was overcome on Friday by farmers on Naxos who used fishing boats to transport supplies including dairy products to neighboring Aegean islands, while two ferry companies (Ionian Group and Kefalonian Lines) operating the Zakynthos-Kyllini line broke the strike with two morning sailings on the pretext […]

PNO announces new 48 hour strike

Ferries were expected to remain tied up at ports across Greece until Sunday, after the umbrella union of Greek seamen, PNO, announced a new strike on Thursday. The industrial action was expected to start at 6 a.m. on Friday and end at 6 a.m. on Sunday. While the sector is concerned over planned changes to […]

Thessaloniki bus workers say they’ll go ahead with strike Monday

Thessaloniki was expected to remain without bus service at least until Monday after workers went on strike on Saturday demanding unpaid salaries. The Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTH) said it will pursue legal action on Monday to stop the strike but workers appeared adamant they will not back down from their demands. “Let them go […]

Olympic Air cancelled flights due to strike

A number of ‘Olympic Air’ commercial flights will be cancelled due to a strike called by the union of Civil Aviations Services until Saturday. More specifically the following flights will be cancelled: OA 030 Athens-Leros, OA 031 Leros-Athens OA 056 Athens-Kythira, OA 057 Kythira-Athens OA 062 Athens-Paros, OA 063 Paros-Athens OA 064 Athens-Paros, OA 065 […]

5-hour trolley stoppage on Tuesday in Athens

Commuters will be left without Trolley services for 5 hours (11 am till 4 pm), Tuesday, in Athens after the workers’s union declared a stoppage to attend their general assembly. The ILPAP association of workers union released a statement calling on all its members to attend the meeting: ‘In these dire times, with the abolition […]

Air traffic safety electronics personnel announces work stoppages

The air traffic safety electronics personnel of the Greek Civil Aviation Authority will hold work stoppages and strikes as of Friday and until September 29 to protest the “assigning of Greece’s national airspace to private interests”, according to a press release on Thursday. The labour action is expected to affect some flights in regional airports. […]

Ferries to strike Thursday, Friday

Ferries were expected to stay docked in ports across Greece next Thursday and Friday as the Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) has called a 48-hour strike. The industrial action was organized in protest to a new collective agreement the union opposes. The strike was expected to begin at 6 a.m. on Thursday, September 22 and end […]

POSPERT media union declare 24-hour strike for Saturday

The Panhellenic Association of Workers and Staff in Greek Radio Television (POSPERT) announced it would be going on a 24-hour strike on Saturday, September 10 from 6am, Saturday till 6am Sunday. The union declared the strike in show of solidarity for colleagues in the private media who are facing the prospect of unemployment after their […]

Primary school teachers call strike for Sept. 15

Primary school teachers are to strike on September 15 in protest at government plans to scrap primary schools with late closing hours as part of its efforts to save money to cover teacher shortages. In a statement, the primary school teachers’ federation accused the education ministry of “dismantling” the country’s so-called “all-day” primary schools and […]

Strikes to halt national, suburban railway services Monday through Wednesday

Service on Greece’s national and suburban (Proastiakos) railways was expected to be suspended Monday through Wednesday, as unions have called for continuous rolling strikes following a decision by the country’s privatization fund, TAIPED, to accept a bid for the sale of a 100 percent stake in Greek railway operator Trainose. A 45-million euro bid by […]

Airport train service to be disrupted by walkouts

Service on the national OSE railway and the Proastiakos suburban railway, which serves Athens International Airport, will be disrupted this week due to staff walkout in protest at privatization plans. The walkouts are scheduled from 5-8 a.m., 1-4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, as well as on […]

OLYLE continues its strike in Piraeus and Thessaloniki for 29th day

The nationwide federation of port employees (OMYLE) has announced that it will carry on its strike at the port authorities of Piraeus (OLP) and Thessaloniki (OLTH) on Wednesday and Thursday. The dockyard workers at OLP however decided to end their strike, which has caused a rift with OMYLE and their colleagues at OLTH. This rift […]

No service on fixed-track transport on Tuesday from 10 p.m.

Workers on the Athens metro, ISAP electric railway and tram will halt service from 10 p.m. on Tuesday night as part of ongoing protests that have caused havoc in the capital’s public transport system. The workers are protesting the induction of operator STASY onto a list of companies slated for privatization and vow to continue […]

Train employees announce strike from Saturday to Monday

The employees at the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) announced that they will go on strike at 6pm on Saturday until 10am on Monday. As such, all services operated by OSE and the Suburban Railway company will be cancelled. The strike has been called in response to the upcoming privatization of TRAINOSE. The employees also demanded […]

Taxi driver federation announces nationwide strike

The nationwide federation of taxi drivers (POEIATA) has announced a 24-hour strike for Thursday, in protest of the government’s tax reform plans. Following an emergency board meeting, it was decided that there will be no taxis from 5am on Thursday to 5am on Friday. Additionally, the federation has demanded a reduction of the VAT to […]