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Athens hotel staff to strike during Greece's Olympic Games

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posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 11:47 AM
July 27
A HOTEL staff trade union in the Athens area today called its members out on strike on August 4 to demand higher wages, warning it planned to push on with its action during Greece's Olympic Games, its president said.
The SYXEAP has refused to accept a deal, reached through arbitration, for a 6 per cent wage increase, even though the deal has been approved by the nationwide confederation of hotel employees.

Isn't this type of thing called 'the gravy train'. And Gov'ts say tourism input more than out-weighs
the cost of hosting the Olympics.


[edit on 26-7-2004 by sanctum]

posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 12:01 PM
This is not a surprising tactic.

I recall that construction workers also went on stike not very long ago to demand higher wages and other concessions. This resulted in work on venues falling behind and put great pressure on the Greek gov't to cave in.

The people (represented by unions) have the gov't over a barrel thanks to the Olympics and they are taking advantage. It's not surprising to me.

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