Category: society


Journalists call 24-hour strike for Thursday

The Journalists’ Union has called a 24-hour strike for Thursday to protest against wage cuts and layoffs in the media sector, hit by the recession as the country struggles to recover from a debt-crisis. The action will suspend television news bulletins on Thursday and the printing of daily newspapers on Friday.

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Extended shop opening hours for Christmas

The Hellenic Retail Business Association on Monday announced the opening hours for stores over the Christmas holidays, starting on December 15. According to the announcement the shops will be open until 21:00 on weekdays, 20:00 on Saturdays and  from 11:00 until 20:00 on Sundays 17/12, 24/12 and 31/12.

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Ships to stay docked on Dec 14 due to 24h strike

Ships throughout Greece will remain docked next Thursday after the Seamens Federation decided to participate in a 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE). The strike will start at 01:00, in the early hours of Thursday morning and continue until midnight. In an announcement, the federation said that the problems […]

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Another dead body brings Mandra flood toll to 22

The death toll from the flash floods that struck Mandra earlier this month rose to 22 on Monday after firefighters helping clear mud and debris in the western Attica town discovered a body near a depot. The body has been sent to Thriasio Hospital for identification. Mandra is still struggling to recover from the deadly […]

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