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Public transport strike in Athens on Wednesday

Δημοσίευση 8 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 11:11 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Public transport strike in Athens  on Wednesday
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Public transport employees in Athens will be holding a 24-hour on Wednesday.

Public transport employees in Athens will be holding a 24-hour on Wednesday.

The Athens Metro, ISAP trains, trams and the Proastiakos suburban railway services will come to a standstill on Wednesday as employees strike in protest of changes planned by the government, and more specifically the infrastructures, transport and networks ministry, to the organisational structure of and labor relations in the branch of public transport.

Hellenic Rail (OSE) employees will also be joining in the 24-hour strike in Athens, resulting in the cancellation of at least 35 routes.

The ministry's plans to deal with the deficit-ridden public utilities and organisations (DEKO), which include the loss-making public transports, is to merge the five transport companies in Athens currently operating under the umbrella OASA organisation into two companies, with transfers of personnel, cutbacks in workers' remuneration through abolition of subsidies rather than salary cuts, increases in ticket prices and reduction of the state subsidy of tickets from the current 75 percent of the ticket value to 50 percent.