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Thousands of people go to the streets in Greece against the 13-hour day

  • The Greek Government will make a proposal for a law in Parliament on Thursday. In addition to legalising the 13-hour day, it seeks to infringe the right to strike.

18 September 2023 - 14:01
Last updated: 16:34
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The law proposed by the Government, in addition to legalizing thirteen hours and 78 hours a week, would affect the right to strike. Because it wants to punish trade union activity with a six-month prison sentence and a fine of EUR 5,000 for those who block the workplace.

In view of this, thousands of people have taken to the streets in Athens. They protested before Parliament.

The labour law passed in 2021 removed the eight-hour daily limit. The proposal for a law will be presented to Parliament on Thursday, and on that day the Greek trade unions have called for a national strike and a demonstration.

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