NEWS

TODAY

Municipal contract workers stage a 24-hour strike. Protesters will demonstrate at 8.30 a.m. outside the Athens Supreme Court. – Athens metro employees stage a four-hour work stoppage, starting at noon. – Development Minister Dimitris Sioufas to attend EU development ministers’ meeting in Brussels. – The Hellenic Festival holds a press conference to present its program for 2007, at noon at the Benaki Museum. Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis to attend. – University professors and students hold a demonstration at 2 p.m. at the National Technical University of Athens. A protest march to Parliament will begin at 4 p.m. in opposition to the amendment of Article 16 of the Constitution. – The Federation of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) stages a 24-hour work stoppage in opposition to education reforms. – The Bank Workers’ Federation (OTOE) meets with Capital Market Commission President Alexis Pilavios. – OTE workers in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki stage a 24-hour strike opposing the organization’s further privatization. – Thessaloniki Labor Center stages a 24-hour strike in solidarity with the university students and professors’ strike.