Vodafone, Wind Hellas employees call strikes

Workers at two of Greece’s leading mobile phone companies, Vodafone and Wind Hellas, have called 24-hour strikes in protest at job cuts and changes to their employment status. Employees at Vodafone have agreed to walk off the job tomorrow, arguing that 30 employees have been forced to transfer to Hellas Online (HOL) in a move that changes their pay and work status. Vodafone purchased a minority stake in HOL earlier this year in exchange for its fixed-line assets. Wind Hellas employees have decided to strike on Thursday, claiming 90 workers recently «were forced» to resign and demanding a 100-euro-a-month collective pay rise.