Greek Unions Convert Work Stoppage on June 16 Into 24-Hour Strike

ATHENS — Τhe board of the civil servants' union confederation ADEDY, after taking into consideration the proposals and decisions of the federations and prefectural branches, on Monday announced its decision to convert turns the work stoppage announced for next Wednesday into a 24-hour nationwide strike on the same day, in opposition to the government's proposed labour law bill.

Additionally, ADEDY's board decided to organise a protest rally at Klafthmonos Square in downtown Athens at 11:00 on Wednesday, demanding that the bill be withdrawn.

Thirteen seamen's unions have also declared a 24-hour nationwide strike for all ship categories on Wednesday, June 16, from 00:01 until 24:00, against the new labour bill. According to sources, the Piraeus passenger ships association will have recourse to justice.


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