Monday September 1, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
29o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Two-day public sector strike begins with rallies in Athens, Thessaloniki

A 48-hour strike by civil servants umbrella union ADEDY began on Wednesday as public sector employees protested dismissals in their sector imposed by the troika as part of cost-cutting measures.

Rallies were being organized throughout Wednesday in Athens and the northern port city of Thessaloniki. In the capital, a rally was scheduled to take place at Klafhtmonos Square at 11 a.m. A second rally was expected to take place at the same spot at 1 p.m. with a march toward Parliament where it will be followed by a concert. Traffic problems were expected in central Athens.

A rally was also taking place at the statue of Eleftherios Venizelos in Thessaloniki at 11 a.m.

Doctors and nursing staff at state hospitals were also participating in the industrial action with hospitals set to operate on skeleton staff.

The Union of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) was also taking part in the two-day strike and has announced a 24-hour strike for Friday.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday March 19, 2014 (11:26)  
Erdogan visits Turkish-occupied Cyprus
Laid-off cleaners to protest outside police headquarters
Protesters interrupt blessing ceremony at University of Athens
Deputy Education Minister Koukodimos resigns
Greek economy shrinks at slowest pace since late 2008
Greece's economy shrank a revised 0.3 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, contracting at its slowest pace since late 2008, data showed on Monday. The gross domestic product re...
Prospect of Greek grand prix back on the agenda; huge investment needed
The prospect of a Formula One racing track in the Greek capital, first raised nearly half a century ago, has re-emerged, sparked by comments on the issue from Bernie Ecclestone, president an...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Fulham striker Mitroglou set to re-join Olympiakos
Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus are set to re-sign Kostas Mitroglou on loan from English second tier club Fulham after the striker arrived in Athens for talks on Sunday. An Olympiakos spo...
SOCCER
Tough draw for Greek sides in Europa League group stage
Following Thursday nights high, when all three Greek teams competing in the Europa League made it into the group stage of the competition, a harsh reality struck Friday as they found out wh...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
A great president
I fully understand the countrys need for political stability, a necessity which makes the election of a president by the current Parliament absolutely imperative. At the same time, however,...
EDITORIAL
Dont feed the zombies
There can be no growth without resolving the issue of nonperforming business loans. However, the solution to this problem should not be based on old establishment criteria, such as political...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Erdogan visits Turkish-occupied Cyprus
2. Greek economy shrinks at slowest pace since late 2008
3. Laid-off cleaners to protest outside police headquarters
4. Protesters interrupt blessing ceremony at University of Athens
5. Deputy Education Minister Koukodimos resigns
6. Excavation work at Amphipolis reveals section of marble mosaic floor
more news
Today
This Week
1. A great president
2. Dont feed the zombies
3. Greek officials meet to fine tune strategy for Paris talks with troika
4. Excavation work at Amphipolis reveals section of marble mosaic floor
5. Deputy Education Minister Koukodimos resigns
6. Protesters interrupt blessing ceremony at University of Athens
Today
This Week
1. Attack on gay couple in Athens leaves one man needing surgery
2. The battle against progress
3. Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris sworn in wearing yellow star amid Golden Dawn protests
4. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
5. Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
6. Hardouvelis, ECB executive discuss bank program, stress tests
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.