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Tsipras bashes gov't policy on public transports

Δημοσίευση 6 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 10:16 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Tsipras bashes gov't policy  on public transports
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Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras launched a sharp attack against the government's policy on public transports, after a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the public transport employees' Coordinating Committee.

Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras launched a sharp attack against the government's policy on public transports, after a meeting on Wednesday with representatives of the public transport employees' Coordinating Committee.

Tsipras accused the government of having decided to break up public urban transport and "shrink" their activity, while at the same time increasing ticket prices by 40-50 percent, so as to enable private concerns to profiteer and thus sinking the economy and sidelining the employees without any concern for the "unbelievable consequences and effects this will have on the social fabric".

The SYRIZA parliamentary alliance leader said that public transports are subsides "in all the civilised countries of the western world", whereas in Greece "our governments opt to subsidise only the private transports, pushing urban transports to borrowing that has accumulated endless debts".

Now, he added, they're putting the burden on the employees and the passengers.

Tsipras assured the employees that SYRIZA will wage the battle "to link the struggle of the working people with the social movements demanding justice and civilisation, because transports are an indicator of our civilisation".