Greeks strike against austerity before budget vote, bailout review

December 9, 2016 8:15 pm

Greeks strike against austerity before budget vote, bailout review ATHENS Greeks went on strike on Thursday to protest planned labor reforms and painful austerity cuts demanded by the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders as part of a crucial bailout review. Passenger ships remained docked at …

Strikes to halt national, suburban railway services Monday through Wednesday

July 17, 2016 12:38 am

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.

Public Transport Strike in Athens Snarls Traffic

July 6, 2016 11:54 am

ATHENS, Greece — Most workers on the Greek capital’s public transport system have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest privatizations that are part of the country’s international bailout conditions. Wednesday’s strike halted trains, the suburban railway and the Athens subway, snarling traffic in the capital. Trams...

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Greek civil aviation workers suspend strike after talks with government

June 18, 2016 7:43 am

Greek civil aviation workers suspended a five-day strike planned for June 20-25 to protest against the development of the country’s regional airports after receiving assurances from the government their jobs were not at risk. Source: Greek civil aviation workers suspend strike after talks with government | News | ekathimerini.com