3 Jun 2010

General transport strike paralyses Athens

Greek journalists and public transport workers have walked off the job in 24-hour strikes to protest social security reforms that are part of an austerity package.
No news programs will be broadcast on Greek television or radio today, while the content of news websites was not being updated since the strike began at 6 a.m. local time (0300 GMT). Friday's newspapers also will not be printed.
Bus, subway and tram workers also walked off the job, leaving Athens with no public transport for the day. Greek workers have been angered by the government's austerity plan, which cuts pensions and salaries for civil servants, and abolishes early retirement for many sectors.

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