31 Jan 2011

Joint strike by transport workers in Greece

Transport unions in Athens said they'd stage a series of strikes from today to protest a government plan to "restructure" public transport. The plan would mean pay cuts and an attack on working conditions.
A union representative said metro staff would go on a 24-hour strike today, while bus workers plan to stop work for five hours today before starting a 48-hour strike tomorrow.
Two weeks ago Athens was paralysed by a 24-hour transport strike (the fifth since December) against the government plans.

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