Unions call nationwide strike for Wed.

A 24-hour strike on Wednesday has been called by the two umbrella federations, GSEE and ADEDY, representing the private and public sectors. respectively, in Greece.

The union representing bank employees, OTOE, also announced that it will participate in a protest rally to be staged at the Pedion tou Areos square in central Athens at 11 a.m.

Also, the unions of primary and secondary school teachers announced a 48-hour strike on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest salary cuts, reduction of education sector funding and school mergers.

Meanwhile, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air also announced changed to the schedule for Wednesday due to a four-hour work stoppage by air traffic controllers in the early afternoon. A handful of flights, mainly to domestic destinations, have been cancelled.

Transport stoppages this week

Urban buses and trolleys, and ISAP trains will be holding work stoppages on Tuesday, while all urban transport will come to a standstill on Wednesday as the relevant unions have stated they will take part in a 24-hour nationwide labor strike called by the country's two largest umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY, representing the public and private sector respectively.

On Tuesday, ISAP trains will not be running from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, while buses and trolleys will not be running from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to enable employees to hold a general assembly to decide further action.

On Wednesday, only the ISAP trains will run from 9am to 5pm, while all other public transport means will hold a 24-hour strike in the context of the nationwide labor strike called by GSEE and ADEDY.

The ISAP trains will be running to serve people who wish to take part in the mass demonstration and march to be held in downtown Athens on Wednesday, according to an announce-ment by the employees' union. ISAP employees will be holding work stoppages from the beginning of the morning shift to 9am and from 5pm to the end of the night shift.

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