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24 Hours without Transport and Information

03 June 2010 / 12:06:27  GRReporter
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There will be no transport and information toady as the employed in the public transport and the journalists of the printed and electronic media go on strike for the reforms prepared by the government.

The federation of the employed in the public transport decided to organize a strike against the reforms in the pension system, the cutting of salaries and allowances. The buses, trams, subway and trolleys will not work for 24 hours excluding only the trains of the Greek railways, taxis and the ring train.

Journalists from the printed and electronic media will go on a 24-hour strike after the decision of their unions. Their meeting will be in front of the offices of the union of the daily papers’ editors in the center of Athens at 11 o’clock. According to the statement of the coordination committee of the media unions this strike is the first one of a coming wave of protests with the aim of:

-         Signing collective labour agreement

-         Withdrawal of the pension bill

-         Ceasure of dismissals and securing all occupations with permanent labour agreements

-         Considerable support for the unemployed

-         Stopping any discussions on cutting the dismissal allowances; decreasing the percentage of dismissals

-         Stopping the degradation of the mediatory and arbitrary institution

In addition to the journalists and the employees of the public transport, the attorneys from the whole country are on strike till the end of the week. They are against the changes that the government is trying to make in the social security and tax systems as well as the “opening” of the profession. The new regulations in the bill are the reasons for the strike of the notaries that will stop working today and tomorrow.

The two biggest unions of the employed in the public and private sector ADEDI and GSEE will held a meeting on the Kodzia square in Saturday at 11 o’clock as well as new 24-hour strike during the vote of the new bill for the pension system. The demonstrations of the union of the employees of the communist party continue. They symbolically conquered the central offices of the biggest health insurance fund in Greece – IKA – which is located on Agios Konstantinos Blvd. in Athens.

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