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Athens: Metro, Urban Train-HSAP on Work Stoppage, Jul 24/12

Workers at Athens Metro and Urban Train HSAP launch a work stoppage from 11:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. on July 24th 2012.  The workers protest the detention of one of their colleagues, a train driver. According to Skai TV, a man fell in the rail lines last night, the driver of the coming train managed to stop it at the last minute. However the driver was detained and it still held until this hour (10:30 am).

The workers’ union say that the driver of a Metro or Urban Train cannot be detained in case of an accident. Originally the workers’ union wanted to launch the work stoppage at the beginning of the shift, at 5 a.m. but decided otherwise in order not to hinder passengers from going to work.

Nevertheless, the work stoppage may be cancelled if the driver is released, so, keep tuned with KTG for updates.

PS Greek National Opera cancelled the event planned to take place at Monastiraki Metro Station at 12 o’ clock noon today due to the work stoppage.

 

 

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3 comments

  1. The man was ‘detained’??? for stopping??? would it have been better if he killed the guy on the rails? what is he detained for?

    • keeptalkinggreece

      no idea, really. I guess he was detained until police investigation is concluded. a … formality, rather.

      • A ‘formality’ most of us have to go through when we are involved in one way or another in a serious accident in Greece.
        So why “the driver of a Metro or Urban Train cannot be detained in case of an accident”? Are they above the law? Or do they have a ‘special’ law for them? Guess so, like it always is.