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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-04-14

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

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  • [01] Anti-landfill protestors dig up road
  • [02] Ruling favors contract workers 

  • [01] Anti-landfill protestors dig up road

    (ANA-MPA) -- Anti-landfill protestors in Keratea surprised authorities with some unexpected commando tactics in the early hours of Thursday, when they managed to dig a two-metre trench across one lane of Lavrio Avenue and completely block access via the first entrance of Keratea by piling rubble and earth on the other lane.

    The digging work was carried out under the cover of darkness, so that the road was entirely impassable on Thursday morning.

    Local residents strongly oppose government plans for a landfill site to receive the capital's refuse in Keratea, taking the case to court and also staging numerous protests and clashing with platoons of riot police permanently stationed in the area for the past weeks to protect the landfill contractors' heavy machinery. (ANA-MPA)

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    [02] Ruling favors contract workers

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of cleaners hired by the state-run betting pools agency OPAP with temporary contracts between 1991 and 1998, finding that they served standing needs and should have been given permanent jobs.

    The decision, which is expected to serve as a precedent for similar cases now pending before the courts, was greeted jubilantly by thousands of broader public-sector contract workers that had gathered outside the high court on Alexandras Avenue.

    Champagne bottles were cracked opened and contract workers poured out into the street blocking traffic when the court's decision was announced. They then carried out a march, preceded by a motorcade, from the Supreme Court to Athens City Hall in Kotzia Square. (ANA-MPA)

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