Athens Metro employees decided to roll over a 24-hour strike on Monday to another 24-hour strike on Tuesday in protest of a bill revamping public transports.

In an announcement, the Metro employees called the government's policy 'heartless' and, addressing themselves to the passengers, noted that their demands include preservation of the public character of urban transports and no increase in mass transit ticket prices.

The new strike coincides with the first day of a 48-hour strike called for Tuesday and Wednesday by bus employees.

The Athens Metro was not running on Monday due to the employees' strike, while Athens' buses were holding a work-stoppage from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to attend a general assembly that will formalise the 48-hour strike.