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Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban Train-ISAP on 24h Strike, Sept 20/2012

Workers at Athens Metro, Tram and Urban Train (ISAP/HSAP) will launch a 24-hour strike on September 20th 2012.  However they leave the possibility open for a change in the date, should their colleagues in blue buses and trolleys decide to launch similar actions.

With the strike, workers in Athens public transport means want to protest upcoming wages cuts saying that the monthly salary has already been cut by 48%.

At the same time they want to protest the upcoming price increases to ticket fares. An increase imposed by the Troika foreseeing a 25% hike. That is 1.75 euro for Metro, Tram and ISAP and 1,50 euro for blue buses and trolley.

They want ticket fares to return to 2009-levels of 1 euro and transportation free of charge for jobless, students and low-pensioners.

 

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9 comments

  1. They want ticket fares to return to 2009-levels of 1 euro and transportation free of charge for jobless, students and low-pensioners.

    Why not back to 70 cents? Because I think that 1 euro was already a hike when things were still rosy and cozy… well sort off.

  2. well they agrre at least to one hike 🙂

  3. Yes, we have to count our blessings.

  4. I need some advise: I just had two clients who will drive to Athens tomorrow and have to go to the airport, from the centre, on Thursday. Would it be wise for them to keep their rental car for another day?

  5. it looks like that, that they should better drive to the airport with the car or hire a taxi. Fare: 35 uro from city centre (all inclusive I think, suitcases etc)

  6. Thanks for the advise, I will tell them that tonight. Just part of the Great Greek Holiday Experience I guess…
    Will be driving myself out of Athens on Thursday morning (from Glyfada). Guess I will have to reckon with another hour or so in driving time?

  7. with more driving time?

  8. Its great, I am so happy to heard about this news to lunch the Athens metro train. Keep it up.

    Athens Airport Transfer

  9. hm… this smells like a commercial free of charge 🙁