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Source : Reinform (Pays Bas)

Workers and employees of Athens metro, urban train and the tram are facing wage cuts for the 4rth time in the last 2 years. Their salaries have been already reduced up to 45%. Now, the government wants to abolish their collective labor agreements that provide the minimum salaries for their particular sector and apply a payroll, common for all civil workers instead. The workers want to defend their collective labor agreements. After having tried every possible means of protest without any success, they are now on strike for more than 8 days.

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The chairman of the employees union of Athens metro Antonis Stamatopoulos explains: ” We work 24 hours per day under difficult conditions. Shouldn’t be entitled to be paid extra for working in the weekends or during public holidays? We are technicians, plumbers and electricians. I am just a technician and I only have the basic/obligatory education. I work for many years and according to the new salary scheme I will earn just 600 euros. “ [Link in Greek] (suite…)

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