Greece: trash piling up in Athens due to workers' strike

18 December, 14:38

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, DECEMBER 18 - Athens and Thessaloniki are facing problems with trash that is amassing on their streets due to an ongoing strike by municipal workers as daily Kathimerini reports. Their union, POE-OTA, is protesting efforts to place hundreds of local government employees in a labor mobility scheme that could lead to them losing their jobs after 12 months. Their protest was due to end on Tuesday but POE-OTA is joining a broader civil servants' 24-hour strike on Wednesday, when the union will decide whether to extend its protest.

    Thessaloniki faces a problems in its suburbs, where trash has piled up due to the month-long protest but the city center is in a better condition as participation in the strike by workers has been low. (ANSAmed).

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