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Saturday, 25 June 2011

2 day strike action in Greece

There will be no buses or trains on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, as a result of the 48-hour strike called by unions to coincide with the Parliamentary debate and vote on the government’s latest austerity package.

Workers at the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and at the ETHEL bus company said yesterday that they would take part in the strike.

As a result, there will be no inter-city trains, no Proastiakos suburban railway and metro trains will not run to Athens International Airport, stopping instead at Doukissis Plakentias station, because OSE manages the remainder of the line.
Buses will also be off the road, apart from a limited service for people taking part or attending the Special Olympics. ETHEL unionists said they would keep some buses on the road just for this purpose.

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