Municipal employees walk off the job over worker’s death

Municipal employees walk off the job over worker’s death

The Federation of Local Government Workers’ Unions (POE-OTA) has called a 24-hour strike on Tuesday following the work-related death earlier this month of a sanitation worker at the Municipality of Xylokastro in the northern Peloponnese.

A protest rally has been scheduled outside the Labor Ministry in downtown Athens at 10 a.m., followed by a march to the Interior Ministry, where a meeting with Minister Makis Voridis will be requested.

The strike comes after it was revealed that the 45-year-old sanitation worker was not insured by the municipal authority that employed her.

A mother of five, she was killed when a car smashed into the back of the garbage truck she was working on while emptying a bin. [AMNA]

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