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Greek Civil Servants Federation Declares 24h Strike on November 26

Αssociated Press

FILE- An elderly woman begs next to banners announcing tomorrow's general strike in Athens, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS -- The Civil Servants Federation (ADEDY) has called a nationwide strike on November 26.

According to its announcement, the union's demands are:

- Effective measures to protect the health of employees in work places and schools

- Mass hirings in the health and welfare sector with integration in the state's planning and no outsourcing of services

- Decongestion of public transport by hiring more staff and requisitioning thousands of private coaches that are currently idle

- Salary increases and restoration of the 13th and 14th salary

- Abstention from any electronic 'pseudovoting" throughout the public sector for the service councils and extension to the terms of the service councils

ADEDY is also demand the immediate withdrawal of a draft law on collective and union activity "which effectively forbids strike action."