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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 June 2016

Athens bus workers clean up

Eleni Mitsou (Xekinima - CWI Greece) and Apostolis Kasimeris (Board Member of OASA - Athens Bus Workers' Union)

Austerity-hit Greek workers struck back with a pay victory on 3 June. Athens bus cleaners had already undertaken 15 days of strike action against their contracted employer Link Ap over months of unpaid wages and being underpaid.

However, the contractor reneged on an initial agreement and so the workers took a further eight days of strikes.

The bus cleaners not only had to fight against the contractor but also the new, Syriza-appointed bus company management, which refused to assume their responsibilities to monitor the contractor.

The cleaners only called off the action when the owed money was paid into their bank accounts.

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