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Tourism minister says piling garbage hurting country’s image; urges strike rethink

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura warned on Tuesday that the ongoing labour action by the municipal garbage collectors’ union could hurt the country’s image if it continues and urged protesters to rethink their position. ?The huge volumes of garbage combined with high temperatures create health hazards for Greeks and foreign visitors in our country. The Tourism […]

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Scuffles break out at municipal workers’ rally. Greek municipal workers’ strike hinders trash collection

Protesters clashed with riot police and tried to barge their way into Parliament on Thursday during a rally by disgruntled municipal workers. The POE-OTA union is holding a 24-hour strike and organized the march to the Interior Ministry to protest staff shortages that have resulted from the expiry of hundreds of short-term contracts. Protesters tore […]