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Strike against threatens Athens transports; court rule against actions

Δημοσίευση 13 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 12:31 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Strike against threatens Athens transports; court rule against actions
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Athens may remain without public transports on Thursday as unions plan to escalate mobilisations against a government bill to restructure and reorganise of urban transports in the Greek capital.

Athens may remain without public transports on Thursday as unions plan to escalate mobilisations against a government bill to restructure and reorganise of urban transports in the Greek capital.

Employees of the metro, the electric railways (ISAP) and the suburban railway, as well as their colleagues in the buses and trolley buses have announced a 24-hour strike on Thursday.

However, the management of the providers have sought court rulings to declare the strikes be illegal and abusive. Specifically,a court on Wednesday declared illegal both the same-day work stoppages Thursday's 24-hour strike by the metro union. A similar decision was handed down by a court in Piraeus, which declared illegal Thursday's 24-hour strike at ISAP.

Additionally, the Infrastructures, Transport and Networks ministry has warned employees' unions that if the strikes proceed, inspite of the court rulings, other sanctions would be taken.

ETHEL employee strike action declared illegal

An Athens court on Wednesday declared strike action announced by employees of the ETHEL bus company for Thursday illegal. The court partially accepted an appeal by the management that wanted the strike declared illegal and abusive.

Earlier, a court had likewise declared strike action by Metro employees for the same day illegal