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Ten Days of Hot Strikes are Beginning

21 June 2010 / 13:06:40  GRReporter
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Ships on Piraeus port will remain tied to the pier from midnight on Tuesday for 24 hours. This follows the decision of the trade unions of mechanics and employees in the crews of merchant ships to strike. As noted, “the strike is against shipping tycoons who are trying once again to dismiss Greek officers from their work on ships.” At the same time, the Federation of marine officers held captive the cargo ships ROPAX 1 and ROPAX 2 on the port of Corinth with the request 45 Greeks to be employed on ROPAX 1. Yesterday the Italian owners have offered to hire 2-3 Greek seamen. Their proposal was completely rejected.

Athens subway will run today, although officials announced the last week that they will strike for 24 hours.

Тhe Federation of teachers will have a session tomorrow to decide whether the members of the examination commissions, which are responsible for assessing the entrance exams, will continue to strike. Currently, the evaluation procedure is frozen, and thousands of pupils are under stress and in the dark because of the situation.

The employees of the railway company will go on strike from Tuesday to Thursday. For three days the staff will strike for two hours a day during which the trains will not run. Railway employees oppose the privatization of the company.

All lawyers in the country will also strike from Wednesday through July 7 thus leaving thousands of legal cases in the air.
The trade union organization of the Communist Party announced 24-hour strike on June 23. The red union called all to meeting on the Omonoia square at 10 am on Wednesday.

The two major unions of the employees in the state and the private sectors announced another 24-hour strike, which will be held on June 29. The protest will be against the reforms in the health insurance system and labor relations.

Today is the beginning of 10-day strikes of employees of different branches, which will end with a big protest rally against the reforms on June 29.

The state TV journalists have also decided to start hourly strikes over dismissals of their colleagues who work on temporary contracts. The proposal is to start with 24-hour strike on Wednesday and announce 48-hour strike on June 28 and 29. The national TV’s bosses are worried, because strikes can fail direct broadcasts of matches from the World Cup.

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