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Striking public transport workers change times for Wed. strikes

Δημοσίευση 12 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:40 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Striking public transport workers change times for Wed. strikes
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The metro and ISAP electric railway staff unions have changed the times of their planned work stoppages on Wednesday in an announcement issued late on Tuesday afternoon.

The metro and ISAP electric railway staff unions have changed the times of their planned work stoppages on Wednesday in an announcement issued late on Tuesday afternoon.

The two unions intend to coordinate their strike action, carrying out two work stoppages on Wednesday from the start of their shift until 8:00 a.m. and from 9:00 p.m. until the end of the shift. Both the metro and ISAP railway will run normally between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Other Athens metro staff unions have also announced work stoppages and a 24-hour strike on Thursday if the Infrastructure, Transport and Networks minister does not agree to meet them and hear their objections to a new bill on reforming public transport.

Meanwhile, Athens buses, trolleys and trains are continuing strike action announced on Monday.

Buses and trolleys will repeat Tuesday afternoon's work stoppages on Wednesday (11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for buses, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for trolley buses), followed by a 24-hour strike on Thursday. The ISAP trains held a four-hour work stoppage on Tuesday afternoon, will go on a 24-hour strike on Wednesday and hold another four-hour work stoppage on Thursday.

In addition, ISAP staff will not be selling or checking tickets from the beginning of their shift until 8:00 a.m.