Greece’s lower league players announce strike

Players in Greece’s second and third-tier leagues say they are

going on strike from Wednesday in protest at a lack of insurance

cover for them and their dependents.

A previous coverage deal expired on December 31, 2011 and, since

then, the league has been negotiating each week and covering only

the players – and then solely for the duration of their games.

In a statement Monday, the players say this arrangement is

inadequate. They warn that they will not play in the 15th round of

matches scheduled for Wednesday and will continue the strike until

their demand for continuous coverage for them and their dependents

is met.