The Federation of Public Sector Unions (ADEDY) declared a nationwide work stoppage for today, Thursday, December 14th, asserting demands for “real salary increases and not deceitful incremental raises.” The strike is scheduled from 10:00 AM until the end of the workday.

Supporting the strike action resolved at the 49th Congress of POE-OTA (municipal workers’ union), ADEDY has called for a nationwide work stoppage from 10:00 am until the close of business on Thursday, December 14th. The primary demand is for the permanent employment of contracted workers.

At 11:00 am, a protest gathering is planned at Karaiskaki Square (Metro Metaxourgeio) in downtown Athens, followed by a march “against the anti-people budget of the New Democracy government,” as stated in ADEDY’s announcement.

At the same time, the POEDIN (PanHellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees) is conducting a work stoppage today, Thursday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a gathering at Klafthmonos Square at 11:00 am, opposing the budget.
In its statement, POEDIN emphasizes that “there is a massive wave of resignations by healthcare workers from the National Health System, the Emergency Medical Services (EKAB), and Social Welfare due to the high workload and extremely low wages.

Their key demands include:
• Genuine salary increases.
• Immediate reinstatement of bonuses.
• Removal of the freeze imposed during the 2016-2017 period.
• Abolition of the 2% contribution for unemployment.
• Increase and expansion of allowances for hazardous and unhealthy work.
• Raise the non-taxable threshold to €12,000.
• Collective labor agreements in the public sector.
• Permanent employment for contracted workers and the hiring of permanent staff across the entire public sector.