Greek municipal workers plan work stoppage from 11 a.m. on Friday

The union representing municipal workers (POE-OTA) said on Wednesday that it is planning a work stoppage on Friday so that members of the union can attend a protest rally at the central Athens court complex where the union’s general council is to go on trial.

The stoppage will begin at 11 a.m. ahead of the noon gathering at the court where 35 unionists are to stand trial in connection with extended strike action in October 2011 to protest cutbacks introduced by the government.

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