Workers at public transport means, ferries and ships but also air-traffic controllers launch work stoppages and strikes to protest the voting of the new austerity measures package.
Strike and work stoppage schedule May 16-18 2017
+++ Ferries, ships : twice 48h strikes May 16 -17 2017 and 18-19 2017
On Tuesday, the Seamen Association PNO decided to extend the strike for another 48 hours. Therefore no ferries and ships also on Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19 2017
May 16: work stoppage 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
May 17 -18: buses will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Trolley Buses: will operate between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Metro, Tram, Urban Train ISAP will operate 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on May 17
The metro will halt at <Doukissis Plakentias> station, therefore no metro to/from Athens International Airport
Trains and Proastiakos will be on 24h strike on May 17th
Air-traffic controllers have announced a four-hour work stoppage on Wednesday, May 17. There will be no flights between 11:00 in the morning and 15:00 in the afternoon. The departure and arrival times of many more scheduled flights before and after the work stoppage will be modified. Those planning to travel by air are advised to contact the airline company they are flying with.
once again… showing the true colors of the union organizers and plenty of their ‘workers’ as well.. punish the people some more to gain some advantage.
in a truly free economy there would be no enforcement by the state of monopolies or exclusive privileges in the market, and there if some people working for some shitty employer were to strike, they would punish that employer, while better employers out there in competition would stay open and take the business.
But of course we have an economy where the ‘professions’ are all controlled by a maze of permits, licences, and a fortress of exclusive ‘rights’ which means there is no competition, and whole ‘professions’ go on strike. A total distortion of the very concept, and in the end there are only two parties, the priveleged class and the people. Of course, the people who support this system are obsessed with ‘class’ and insist on dividing society into ‘classes’ which they envision in endless battle. They’re a sick bunch.