June 23, 2024

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General 24-hour strike: no buses, metro, trolleybuses and taxis in Athens

On the roads today, November 9, a transport collapse is expected: the Greek capital will be without buses and trolleybuses, metro and taxis, ferries will be in ports, and trams will go on line after 8 am.

The participation of ΣΤΑΣΥ and ΟΣΥ employees in the 24-hour nationwide general strike was declared illegal and illegal. But public transport workers insisted on the decision to participate in the protest action. Today Wednesday:

  • Buses do not run 24 hours;
  • Trolleybuses do not run 24 hours:
  • The metro (lines 2 and 3) is closed 24 hours a day;
  • The tram operates from 08:00 to 22:00;
  • Trains (ηλεκτρικός) runs from 09:00 to 17:00;
  • Taxi does not operate 24 hours;
  • Ferries will be in ports 24 hours.

Rail transport workers (trains – commuter rail) are also participating in a 24-hour strike. The stoppage of air traffic controllers has been deemed illegal and wrongful, however the cancellations and flight changes announced by AEGEAN and Olympic Air remain in effect.

Today in the center of Athens, including at 11:00 am in the square Κλαυθμώνος, general protest rallies organized by the Greek trade unions are planned, and then the participants will head to the parliament. Trade unions are protesting the government’s anti-poverty measures. The center of the capital is expected to be inaccessible.

Due to the stoppage of public transport, the measures restricting the movement of vehicles in the center of Athens ((ΜΙΚΡΟΣ ΔΑΚΤΥΛΙΟΣ)) will not be applied. Drivers of vehicles are asked to follow the instructions of traffic controllers so as not to create additional problems on the roads. The lane boundaries are defined by the following roads and avenues: Λ. Αλεξάνδρας – Ζαχάρωφ – Λ. Μεσογείων – Φειδιππίδου – Μιχαλακοπούλου – Σπ. Μερκούρη – Βρυάξιδος – Υμηττού – Ηλ. Ηλιού – Αμβρ. Φραντζή – Λ. Ανδρ. Συγγρού – Χαμοστέρνας – Πειραιώς – Ιερά Οδός – Λ. Κωνσταντινουπόλεως – Αχιλλέως – Πλ. Καραϊσκάκη – Καρόλου – Μάρνη – 28ης Οκτωβρίου (Πατησίων) – Λ. Αλεξάνδρας.

The strike will be attended by employees of public hospitals and ambulance services, teachers and educators, employees of the judiciary. Employees of ministries, tax offices, local governments, insurance funds and urban planning will also strike. Tourism and food service workers announced their participation, and the Federation of Private Workers of Greece, reports newsbeast.gr.

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