Forces to get own unions

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De­fense Min­is­ter Panos Kam­menos and his al­ter­nate, Dim­itris Vit­sas, have ap­proved an amend­ment in­tro­duced by 27 SYRIZA MPs to al­low la­bor unions in the armed forces.

Greece al­ready has a cen­tral union for mil­i­tary per­son­nel but the new amend­ment will al­low of­fi­cers from all the armed forces to elect rep­re­sen­ta­tives on a re­gional level.

The unions will be given a space from which to op­er­ate but this will be un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the re­gional com­man­der. They will also be gov­erned by cer­tain re­stric­tions. Mem­bers, for ex­am­ple, will not be al­lowed to make pub­lic state­ments to the me­dia or plan work stop­pages and strikes. They are also pro­hib­ited from in­volve­ment in base man­age­ment. Tem­per­a­tures reached

35 de­grees Cel­sius (95 Fahren­heit) in cen­tral Athens yes­ter­day, and were ex­pected to con­tinue ris­ing today, the Hel­lenic Na­tional Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice an­nounced. Con­di­tions are ex­pected to change in parts late to­mor­row and over the week­end, with show­ers in western, cen­tral and north­ern Greece.

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