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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-06-28

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Nationside strike on Tuesday
  • [02] Protest at PPC
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Nationside strike on Tuesday

    A nationwide 24-hour labor strike has been called for Tuesday by Greece's two major umbrella federations GSEE and ADEDY representing the private and public sectors, respectively.

    Greek media will also be taking part in the strike, which has been called in protest of the government's austerity measures and stinging changes in social security and labor relations.

    The ANA-MPA will also be taking part in the labor action, and as such no news will be disseminated from 6:00 a.m. Tuesday to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, when transmission will be resumed.

    Protest demonstrations and marches are also planned throughout Tuesday in Athens, Thessaloniki and most cities throughout the country.

    [02] Protest at PPC

    Trade unionists of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) employees' federation (GENOP) late Sunday staged a take-over of the PPC headquarters on Halkokondyli street in downtown Athens and were still in place on Monday morning.

    The protestors have draped two large banners on the building facade, one with the slogan "We won't sell and are not for sale" while the second notes the prohibition of hiring at the PPC although the public utility's president N. Fotopoulos has said that the PPC spends more than 100 million euros annually for overtime.

    GENOP has also planned a protest march from the PPC headquarters to the Finance Ministry on Monday afternoon, and will also take part in a nationwide labor strike that has been called for Tuesday by the country's two largest umbrella federations GSEE and ADEDY representing private and public sector workers respectively.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The social security reforms bill unveiled on Sunday and reactions, Tuesday's nationwide labor strike and main opposition New Democracy's (ND) 8th Congress held on the weekend were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "A new ND is born - Landmark Congress for the party".

    APOGEVMATINI: "This is how I will govern - The big liberal party in New Dynamic towards power after the 8th Congress".

    AVRIANI: "Samaras (ND leader) war with troika (European Commission, European Central Bank-ECB and International Monetary Fund-IMF)".

    CHORA: "Our wager is the exodus from the IMF - Samaras' speech that sealed the 8th ND Congress".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Samaras: How we will escape from the IMF's jaws - Greece can stand on its own feet with measures of zero cost".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "65,000 businesses to close down - Shocking figures on the crisis".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Three in four lose from the new social security bill - The biggest victims are working mothers, 'heavy and hazardous' occupations".

    ESTIA: "Political theatrics on the measures - Who are undermining their implementation".

    ETHNOS: "The chart of the changes in pensions - Survival guide for the new social security system in public and private sector".

    IMERISSIA: "New VAT increase sweeps the market".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "New denationalisations, and plans for state super-bank".

    TA NEA: "Social security bill a minefield - Government fears prospective rebels".

    VRADYNI: "Samaras: Memorandum (with EU-IMF) leading to dead-end".


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