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Strike over health service funding, jobs and pay

30 September 2014

Civil service confederation ADEDY and its health sector organisations are organising a day of demonstrations on 1 October and a 24-hour strike on 2 October in protest at the desperate situation in the health sector, arising from the policies imposed by the Troika. The union says that over 20000 staff have left the service and recruitment has not even reached the one in 10 replacement level that was supposed to be the rule. Those remaining in the service are working excessive hours and are not receiving pay for overtime. Whole departments and small hospitals are being closed down to reach the Troika targets. Read more at > ADEDY (GR)

Strikes and protests over jobs and right to strike

17 July 2014

The ADEDY civil service confederation organised a 24-hour strike on 9 July in protest at further job cuts. ADEDY also expressed its support for the GENOP-DEI energy union whose members had been forced to end their strike action against plans to privatise the energy sector. Read more at > EPSU (EN)

Strike action over job cuts and austerity

17 April 2014
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EPSU solidarity ADEDY

The ADEDY civil service confederation organised a public sector wide strike on 9 April against the government’s continuing austerity measures and in particular legislation to implement further job cuts. EPSU sent a solidarity message. Read more at > ADEDY (GR) And at > press tv website (EN)

Public sector workers strike to defend jobs

19 March 2014

The public sector confederation ADEDY organised a 24-hour strike on 12 March followed by a 48-hour strike on 19-20 March in protest at further attacks on public services and public service workers arising from the policies of the Troika - the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. The main issue for the current strikes is the government’s proposed legislation that will see the closure of 23 public bodies and the dismissal of thousands of public sector workers. Read more at > EPSU

Confederations call general strike for 6 November

1 November 2013

Civil service confederation ADEDY and the GSEE private sector confederation have called a general strike for 6 November against the threat of another round of austerity measures, public sector job cuts and new job transfer arrangements. Read more at > World Bulletin (EN)

Day of action and two-day strike against austerity

17 September 2013

The member organisations of the ADEDY civil service confederation will be taking part in a week of action and a two-day strike against the latest austerity measures being imposed on the public sector. The health sector is under particular pressure following a 25% budget cut in the last two years while some 25000 civil servants are being put into a relocation pool on reduced pay while waiting to find out if they will be relocated or finally dismissed. A further 4000 are set to lose their jobs by the end of the year. Read more at > ADEDY (GR) And at > ekatherimini news website (EN) And at > Greek Reporter news website (EN)

Work stoppages and strike against job cuts

31 July 2013

The ADEDY civil service confederation is calling for work stoppages on 1 August and a 24-hour strike on 2 August in protest at plans to cut public sector jobs and close schools and hospitals. There will also be a demonstration outside the Ministry of Finance on 1 August and outside the Ministry of Administrative Reform on the 2nd. Read more at > ADEDY (GR)

General strike call follows action in local government

11 July 2013

The ADEDY civil service and GSEE private sector trade union confederations have called a 24-hour general strike on 16 July in protest at cuts in public sector jobs demanded by the Troika - the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. The planned strike follows two days of industrial action by municipal workers also protesting about the implication for their jobs of the labour reserve and mobility scheme being implemented in the public sector. Read more at > ADEDY (GR) And at > ekatherimini news website (EN) And at > timesunion news website (EN)

Health workers demonstrate

14 June 2013

Health workers took strike action and demonstrated outside parliament on 7 June in protest at the drastic impact of austerity on the health system. Massive reductions in funding as well as cuts to pay and jobs were making it impossible for workers to deliver services. Read more at > Euronews

General strike call for 20 February

14 February 2013

The ADEDY and GSEE public and private sector trade union confederations have called a general strike for 20 February in protest at the continuing pressure for cuts coming from the Troika of European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Civil servants are the target of next round of cuts with the Troika wanting to see 25000 dismissed or transferred to other areas. Trade unions have also reacted angrily to the government’s actions to prevent transport workers from taking strike action and the GENOP energy union took 24-hour strike action on 31 January in protest at the attack on the right to strike. Further action against the cuts was planned by refuse collection workers on 14-15 February. Read more at > ADEDY (GR) And at > ekathimerini news website (EN) And on the GENOP strike at > GENOP (GR) And on the waste workers at > Greek report news website (EN)

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