Fresh wave of strikes in protest at the latest reforms

Posted by Christian J. Hadjipateras 15/01/2018 0 Comment(s) Economia Blog,

There is no public transport today (Monday January 15th) as workers once again go on strike following the latest reforms and austerity measures that are currently going through parliament.


There will be no services on the Athens metro, the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP), trolley buses, city buses or the tram all day as MPs continue a debate on the new set of measures. Air traffic controllers are also walking out between midday and 3pm, which will inevitably result in delays and possible cancellation of flights.


President of the metro workers’ union (SELMA), Spyros Revythis, hinted at the possibility of further strikes. “We will meet on Wednesday with a proposal to continue and let’s see if the government jails us,” he said.


Protests are also planned for 6pm today in Syntagma Square and Omonia Square. 

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