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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 08-04-21

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Olympiakos Greek Champion
  • [02] ADEDY Work Stoppage
  • [03] 41st Black Anniversary of 1967 Coup

  • [01] CAS Rejects Kalamaria Club Petition

    Olympiakos Greek Champion

    21 Apr 2008 14:53:00

    By Ampelakis Spyros

    (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland rejected petition by Apollon Kalamaria club on Walner case. Greek light for play offs on Holy Wednesday

    Sources: ÁNA-ĚNA

    Olympiakos Piraeus wins Greek league title after Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland rejected petition by Apollon Kalamaria club on Walner case. The case will be discussed in detail at the beginning of May but it is considered impossible that the ruling will be changed. This decision by the Lausanne-based CAS allows the Super League to rubber stamp the final championship standings, giving the "green light" for the start of paly offs on Holy Wednesday. Interest now focuses on AEK, Panathinaikos, Aris and Panionios efforts within the context of play offs for a position in the Champions League second preliminary qualifying round and a position in UEFA cup.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [02] On May, 15

    ADEDY Work Stoppage

    21 Apr 2008 19:06:00

    By Nasos Bratsos

    The Union of Civil Servants (ADEDY) has decided to stage a 4-hour work stoppage from 11:00 to the end of shift, on May, 15 within frame of mobilizations demanding rise of starting salary to 1.300 euros and establishment of Collective Negotiations in the public sector. Protest demonstrations are scheduled to be staged in large cities on the same day. Also ADEDY calls civil servants to be on the alert for possible negative changes in both working hours and social security system as there are rumours for fresh government interventions.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis

    [03] 41st Black Anniversary of 1967 Coup

    21 Apr 2008 18:35:00

    By Nasos Bratsos

    Sources: NET, ANA

    Today is the 41st "Black anniversary" of military coup on April, 21, 1967 which lasted 7 years during which many people were arrested or expelled for their political beliefs while the students uprising at the Polytechnic, in 1973 was the milestone of struggles against the military dictatorship. On the occasion of todays anniversary, PASOK party spokesman, G. Papakonstantinou stressed "We remember tortures, expulsions, murders and violation of democracy and human rights at that period. The struggle for improvement on democracy, human and collective rights is always timely. It may change forms depending on the circumstances, however, it has always been timely and particularly nowadays that institutions, rights and social cohesion is being abused by the present governments policy." In its announcement, the GCP Press Office stresses: "Today, 41 years after the military dictatorship, democratic freedoms and rights continue to be abused. Terrorism prevails at work premises. Workers should defend with courage and solidarity ban of unionist and political action". GCP party members staged a demonstration in Thessaloniki outside police station which housed Security office during the period of dictatorship. The Union of Imprisoned-Expelled during 1967-1974 have organized an event concert on Monday afternoon.

    Translated by Chrisanthi Sarantis


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