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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-04-22

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

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  • [01] ADEDY-PAME Demonstrations

  • [01] ADEDY-PAME Demonstrations

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:14

    Industrial mobilizations culminated on Thursday with two demonstrations, ADEDY at Klathmonos Sq. and PAME at Syntagma Sq. However some minor incidents occurred during ADEDY march. ADEDY reacts to cuts in holiday benefits and equalization of men-women retirement age. Grammar and high school teachers as well as university professors participated in ADEDY demonstration in protest against the Education Ministry draft-bill. Dock workers continued their strike for a second day despite court ruling declaring it illegal and abusive. There wer no sea services from Piraeus port on Thursday.

    Sectors Staging Strikes

    Hospital doctors started mobilizations on Wednesday in protest against 20% cut in budget for night shifts.

    Judicial clerks continue mobilizations in protest against governments' refusal to meet their demands.

    Workers in mill, construction, pharmaceutical and paper industries are also staging a 48-hour strike demanding recall of social security bill, and rises in unemployment benefit and rise in salaries.

    Union Reactions

    ADEDY president Sp. Papaspyrou in his speech said: "We do not negotiate the future of our children"and called on all workers to form a broad social resistance front. Mr. Papaspyrou asked for an end to lies about one-way roads in economic policy, block free fall of labour rights and return of whatever workers have lost. ADEDY president committed himself to continue mobilizations, speaking of alternative actions but with depth and content.

    Source: NET, NET 105.8, ÁNA-ĚPA

    Related News: 48-hour Industrial Mobilizations News item: 35738


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