The union of Athens Metro workers will launch two work stoppages on Friday, October 19, 2018.
The first work stoppage will start with the begin of the early morning shirt until 9:00 a.m. and the second will start at 11:00 p.m. until the end of the night shift.
The workers said in a statement that the action aims to raise awareness of the chronic problems in Athens Metro like “the huge shortages in personnel and maintenance material for metro wagons and stations, as well as the absence of private protection means.”
Further, they draw attention to the troubles for commuters with long queues and waiting times in the issue of ticket cars, the “inhumane working conditions for the remaining staff and arbitration of the administration in the process of staff career development.”
- Friday, Oct 19, 2018: Athens Metro will operate between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
The workers warn that the work stoppages on Friday are just a “warning action” implying that more actions will follow.