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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-02-09

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Wednesday Deterioration of Weather
  • [02] ADEDY Strike on Wednesday-Disruptions in Public Sector
  • [03] Agriculture Minister Meets with Farmers on Tuesday

  • [01] Wednesday Deterioration of Weather

    Tuesday, 09 February 2010 14:58

    Meteorological Service has forecast deterioration of weather as of Wednesday and for the next 48 hours with heavy rainfall and gale force winds mainly in high seas

    Heavy rainfall and storms from early hours on Wednesday in north Ionian, Epirus, west Macedonia next moving to west Sterea, south Ionian, west Peloponnese and central and east Macedonia. In the evening harsh weather will extend to Thrace, islands of north and east Aegean and the Dodecanese, and northerly winds force 8-9 and locally in Aegean force 10.

    News item: 33094

    [02] ADEDY Strike on Wednesday-Disruptions in Public Sector

    Tuesday, 09 February 2010 14:22

    ADEDY and PAME are staging a 24-hour strike in protest against the government's plans to freeze public sector wages and increase retirement age. ADEDY representing public sector unions is holding demonstration at 10:30, in Klathmonos square. Participating in the strike are air traffic controllers, and Hellenic Railways employees with work stoppages as well as grammar, high school and university teachers. Hospitals will function with skeleton staff.

    Rise in public sector wages, boost of employment, radical reform in taxation to make it fairer are the main demands of ADEDY. Participating in ADEDY strike are civil servants, tax office and social security Funds employees as well as employees in local administration.

    Hospitals will function with skeleton staff as doctors and nurses join mobilizations.

    Closed are educational institutions as grammar, high school and university and Technical college teachers are participating in strike mobilizations

    All flights to and from Greece are due to be grounded on Wednesday because of a strike by air traffic controllers under a broader walkout against public sector wage policy. The air traffic controllers' strike will apply to all Greek airports, and has forced the cancellation or rescheduling of several OA and Aegean flights late Tuesday.

    But the umbrella of civil servants' union, ADEDY said the walkout would not extend to means of mass transport except for suburban train and Hellenic railways which would stage rotating stoppages from 06:00-09:00, 14:00- 17:00 and 22:00- 01:00.

    ADEDY main demonstration is scheduled for 10:30 at Klathmonos square.

    PAME is also staging demonstration in private sector with rallies in 65 cities nationwide. Demonstration in Athens is held at 10:00, in Syntagma square. ADEDY will decided on Thursday whether to stage a new demonstration at the beginning of March or join GSEE mobilization on February, 24.

    Source: - 105.8-NA/PA News item: 33091

    [03] Agriculture Minister Meets with Farmers on Tuesday

    Tuesday, 09 February 2010 09:25

    Representatives of Thessaly and Macedonia farmers have a crucial meeting with Agriculture Minister K. Bazelis on Tuesday afternoon. Representatives of 19 farmers' blockades, among them Nikaia and Promahonas blockades, who met in Nikaia on Monday afternoon, appeared optimistic regarding the outcome of today's meeting with Agriculture Minister. They said that the ministry's leadership should have realized the size of their problems and would give the right solutions.

    Sources: , NA-PA Related Articles: Crucial Meetings on Road Blockades News item: 33070


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