Municipal sanitation employees extend labour action until June 29

Municipal employees working in sanitation announced on Thursday to escalate their labour action, a decision that will worsen the situation in Greek cities where garbage piled up.

Their union is protesting against a Court of Audit ruling which rejected as illegal an extension of their fixed-term contracts and is demanding their conversion into permanent employment contracts.

POE-OTA union said they will continue their sit-in in municipal truck depots and blockade of landfills at least until next Thursday (June 29), will abstain from work this weekend (June 24-25), hold a work stoppage on Monday from 11:00-15:00, and a 24-hour nationwide strike on June 29, with protest rallies in Athens and other major cities.

It also said its members will meet next Thursday to discuss its next moves.