Work stoppages to affect most transport means in Athens on Thursday

Work stoppages will affect all mass transportation means in Athens as of Thursday, including the metro.

The Athens metro will operate from 09:00 to 21:00, to protest the new omnibus bill being debated in parliament, cancelling the earliest and latest runs of the day.

Buses will stop operating from 12:00 to 17:00 to hold a general assembly meeting to protest the shutdown of the Elliniko depot. They have said their strike will also affect the buses to and from the Athens International Airport. There will be a gradual withdrawal of buses starting at 11:00, and will resume operation gradually by 18:00.

Trolleys will be holding a work stoppage from 12:00 to 16:00. They will be gradually withdrawn as of 11:00 and resume operation by 17:00. Their union said they were protesting lack of personnel and purchase of vehicle parts, among other issues.

Earlier in the day, the taxi owners in Attica said they would go on rolling 24-hour strikes as of Wednesday (originally reported as of Tuesday), to protest the abolition of the minimum three-hour car rental contract with drivers. Although the Greek government and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis denied this would occur, the measure is one of the prior actions demanded by Greece’s creditors, and IMF in particular.

Source ANA-MPA
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