Trade unionists urge participation in May Day rallies

The country’s largest trade union federation has called for mass participation in May Day rallies on Monday across the country. The General Confederation of Workers in Greece (GSEE), which represents private-sector workers, said it would assemble at 11 a.m. at Klathmonos Square in central Athens.

Work stoppage in buses and trolleys on Wednesday

Workers in Athens’ buses and trolley-busses will continue their protest for a second day on Wednesday, with services running only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., the Athens Urban Transport Organization’s (OASA) workers’ union said.

Police disperse university sit-in, 10 arrested

Greek police officers on Thursday morning arrested 10 people who took part in a sit-in inside the main building of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) to protest the deadly train collision on Feb. 28.

National Theatre calls for end to Rex building sit-in

The Greek National Theater’s board threatened legal action against a group of squatters who took over its Rex venue in downtown Athens as part of a wider protest by artists over their educational qualifications, if they do not clear the area by March 27. 

Why I joined the demonstrations spurred by the rail disaster

Because although taking to the streets to express your grief, your anger and your questions may not bring back the young faces you saw in the published photos, at least in that way you feel that you mourn them as if they were all our children.

Investigation launched into police tow truck ramming

A prosecutor has ordered a preliminary investigation into an incident during Thursday’s general strike in Athens where a police tow truck drove at high speed into dumpsters that were being wheeled into the middle of a street by protestors.