Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
9o 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)  
New FinMin slams bailout deals as ´toxic mistake,´ sees chance to ´reboot Europe´
Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
New PM lays out key priorities in first cabinet meeting
Greece´s looming clash in Europe starts with sanctions on Russia
European stocks decline for a second day as Greece leads losses
European stocks declined for a second day, erasing earlier gains, as Greek equities led losses. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.2 percent to 367.86 at 10:56 a.m. in London. The gauge ro...
Greek bonds and stocks slump for third day
Greek bonds and stocks slumped for a third day, with equities heading for their lowest level since October 2012. The yield on three-year notes jumped 191 basis points to 15.93 percent at 11:...
Inside Business
SOCCER
PAOK strikes deal with Portugal´s Ricardo Costa
PAOK announced on Tuesday its agreement with Portuguese international defender Ricardo Costa. The Thessaloniki club added that the player is expected on Wednesday to undergo a medical test a...
BASKETBALL
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
PAOK consolidated its position in the top three of the Basket League with a triumph at AGO Rethymnou on Saturday, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos emerged victorious from their tough away ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greece puts mind over money
Whenever a public intellectual runs for or is appointed to high public office, people who think and/or write for a living tend to get very excited. At some point after that, they usually get...
COMMENTARY
EU must accept that Greek debt relief is inevitable
A prediction for you: Greece and the European Union will split the difference in their quarrel over debt relief. What's uncertain is how their respective governments will justify the new dea...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. New FinMin slams bailout deals as ´toxic mistake,´ sees chance to ´reboot Europe´
2. Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
3. European stocks decline for a second day as Greece leads losses
4. New PM lays out key priorities in first cabinet meeting
5. Greek bonds and stocks slump for third day
6. Greece´s looming clash in Europe starts with sanctions on Russia
more news
Today
This Week
1. Athens may veto further EU sanctions against Russia
2. EU must accept that Greek debt relief is inevitable
3. Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
4. Greece's looming clash in Europe starts with sanctions on Russia
5. EU toughens stance after Tsipras names cabinet
6. A turn toward responsibility
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. Unsupervised voting
6. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.