Uncollected rubbish began to pile up on the streets of Athens as industrial actions by municipality of Athens contract workers continued, with the ongoing City Hall sit-in and the occupation of the municipal garbage truck terminal.

All initiatives undertaken by Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, aimed at finding a solution to the crisis, were unsuccessful.

Strikers called for a "political solution" for the roughly 2,000 contract workers facing redundancy.

Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras met with the strikers on Tuesday morning and called for a solution to their problem.

Communist Party (KKE) general secretary Aleka Papariga met with them on Monday.