Labour unions escalate mobilisations against pension reforms; nationwide strike on Thursday

2 February 2016
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Greece’s largest private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY will hold a strike on February 4 to protest against the government’s planned pension reforms.

Public transport is also disrupted on Tuesday, February 2, as there are no services on the Athens metro, tram, electric railway (ISAP) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Thursday, there will be no trolleys, trains, suburban train and taxis. Busses will run from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm while the metro, the electric railway and the tram will operate from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The media sector will go on strike from 6:00 am Wednesday to Thursday 6:00 am, so that they can provide coverage of the general strike.

The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) and the National Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) also participate in Thursday’s strike.

The Greek Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will hold a 48-hour strike starting from 06:00 on Thursday until 06:00 on Saturday.

Lawyers, notaries, truck drivers, doctors and pharmacists have also decided to participate in the general strike as well as fuel station owners. Meanwhile, farmers continue the road blocks across the country’s highways.

The main rally has been scheduled for 11:00 am on Klafthmonos Square, while PAME (labour union affiliated to Communist Party) has decided to hold its own rally at 10:30 in Omonia.

Read more: http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/666396/labour-unions-escalate-mobilisations-against-pension-reforms-nationwide-strike-on-thursday-04-02#ixzz3z0rwBojA

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