Strike actions in Europe
Johannes.Schneider at SPAMgmx.net
Thu May 17 08:31:56 MDT 2001
General strike brings Greece to standstill
Greece has come to a standstill as the second general strike in under a
month has taken hold across the country.
Protests at government proposals to overhaul the pensions system have
paralysed public transport, business and the civil service.
Athens' usually jammed streets emptied as buses, taxis, trolley buses and
the metro shut down.
German pilots' strike grounds flights
At least 300 flights across Germany have been cancelled as pilots at the
national carrier, Lufthansa, began their second 24-hour strike over demands
for better pay.
At various Daimler-Chrysler plants in Germany production was stopped as a
result of a metall worker's strike.
In France the printers of the Euro banknotes printing facilty are on strike.
Yesterday workers at Moulinex have been on strike to protest the closure of
Since Tuesday there is a srike at Britanny Ferries in Ouistreham
(Calvados), Cherbourg (Manche) and Roscoff (Finistère).
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