Transport strike in Athens continues

June 17

Athens faces transport chaos after another 24-hour strike by rail workers, Greek media reports.

Commuters will be severely affected on June 17 as the city’s metro employees continue the previous day’s industrial action over the redundancy threat facing nearly 300 co-workers.

According to a report by the Greek Kathimerni, the metro stoppage will be in conjunction with a five-hour strike by employees on all public transport, starting at 11am.

The workers are protesting because of the new round of austerity measures introduced by the Government, heralding pension reforms and salary cuts.

Metro workers have vowed to carry on with their protests over the next few days unless the decision to terminate the contracts of their colleagues is reversed.

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