Workers in asylum service staging a two-day strike


The union of contract workers at Greece’s Asylum Service are staging a two-day strike on Wednesday and Thursday to demand permanent jobs and payment of their wages for September.

In a statement on Tuesday, the union said there is concern that 100 contract workers stand to lose their jobs and warned that it will escalate strike action.

The workers said they will hold a demonstration on Wednesday at 9 a.m. outside the asylum office in Alimos, southern Athens. They will also stage a rally in Klafthmonos Square in central Athens at noon on Thursday.