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Greece 24-hour general strike on Thursday

February 4, 2016 10:46 am

he General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Greek Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) will hold a strike on February 4 protesting against the government’s planned social security reforms. Public transport services will be disrupted. There will be no trolleys, trains, suburban train and taxis, while busses will run from...

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Walkouts to halt public transport Tuesday, Thursday

February 2, 2016 6:12 am

Public transport is to be severely disrupted on Tuesday and Thursday as workers stage walkouts to protest the government’s plans for pension reform, privatizations and budget cuts and call for the restoration of collective bargaining rights for wages, new hirings and an upgrade of aging wagons and vehicles. On Tuesday...

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Zika outbreak: Travel advice

February 1, 2016 11:08 pm

Zika virus has spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas. The unprecedented and explosive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease is causing fear in the affected regions. While the effects are generally mild, the greatest concern is about a strongly suspected link with brain defects in babies.