Greece -Riot police against metro workers -January 28, 2013

Despite a court order to return to work, Athens metro employees refused to go back to work and continued a strike that already lasted a full week. Trade union representatives stated the workers did not see the point of working if their salaries cannot pay the bills. Metro workers saw their salaries cut from €1300 to €700 per month. The metro workers went on strike together with doctors, who also protested against income cuts. On 25 January, riot police moved in and forced workers back to work under the threat of arrest. The ITUC has condemned what is called the latest of a series of measures taken by the Greek government that severely undermine the fundamental rights of workers in stark violation of international conventions.

English: http://www.ituc-csi.org/ituc-condemns-latest-attack-on?lang=en

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/new-pay-cuts-trigger-transport-strikes-in-greece ...  

http://mtstandard.com/business/greek-doctors-athens-metro-workers-on-strike ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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