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Public Sector Strike Slows Down Greece Amidst Lockdown

Metro services in Athens will be affected on Thursday, due to the participation of workers in the 24-hour strike, which has been announced by trade unions.

ADEDY, the public service union, is also carrying out a nationwide strike, demanding, among other things, substantial measures to protect the health of workers, mass recruitments in the field of health and public transport. OLME and POEDIN participate in the mobilizations.

It is noted that the workers at the Tram decided to go on strike, from 6 pm until the end of the shift, and not on a 24-hour strike, as originally announced.

Normally buses will run and trolls throughout the day as the road associations do not participate in the mobilization, while only individual workers are expected to strike covered by the EKA and the Federation of Transport Workers (OSME).

The Athens Metro Workers’ Union said in a statement: “We are not prepared to accept this pandemic as a” tool “to pass anti-labor bills and level decades of rights and achievements.”

He also points out that it is now clear that the government’s proposals for the abolition of the 8 o’clock, unpaid overtime, additional restriction of the strike, weakening of the possibility for labor disputes, reductions of working class benefits through OAED, further weakening of the possibility of signing S.S.E. . and many others, can not be accepted by the workers and for this reason “we agree with the other unions and participate in the 24-hour strike declared by the EKA.”

The ships will remain moored in the ports, as the seafarers’ unions go on strike, namely the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Marine Engineers (PEMEN), the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Marine Engine Crews “O STEFENSON” and Panelloniki – Electronics.

A two-hour work stoppage, from 11:00 to 13:00, has been announced by the Journalists’ Unions.

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