Motorcycle protest by public transport staff

Public transport workers carried out a motorcyle protest from the city centre to the transport ministry on Friday, to signal their opposition to the draft bill on public transport that will cut their wages and changed the terms of their employment.

The protest began in Omonia Square at around noon, with the motorcyclists driving up Stadiou street - many of them carrying black flags - making a brief stop outside Parliament and then driving to the infrastructure, transport and networks ministry to arrive at around 1:00 p.m.

Other public transport workers joined them at the ministry, while trucks that have been parked outside the ministry for several days now began to honk their horns.
Trade unionists for the public transport sector said that strike action by their members will continue next week. Bus drivers, in particular, have announced plans for a 24-hour strike on the day the draft bill is voted on in Parliament, possibly next Tuesday, and five-hour work stoppage between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following day to decide their next course of action.

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