Greece -Press and food workers demand accrued wages -October 05, 2015

Workers of the Press Delivery Agencies and ZAVEL Food Industries went on strike on 1 and 3 October respectively, demanding payment of accrued wages. The food workers additionally demand the cancellation of announced lay-offs at the company, whereas the press workers demand the signing of a new collective agreement. Both groups of workers organised picket lines to reinforce their demands. The press workers’ picket line was successful, after an employer attempt to block it in court was overruled. ZAVEL food called the police when the picket line was being formed, leading to arrests of trade union leaders.


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