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UPD Workers at Athens Metro, Tram, urban train join strike on Nov 26

Workers at Metro, Tram and Urban train ISAP have modified their mobilization actions on strike day Thursday, November 26, 2020. Late on Wednesday, thu unions of workers at STASY (metro, tram, train ISAP) announced the following:

Metro: Lines 1, 2, 3 on 24-hour strike

Tram: Work stoppage from 6 pm until the end of the night shift

Buses and trolleys will operate as usual.

Earlier KTG reported:

In an announcement, STASY employees said that they were “not willing to accept the use of the pandemic as a ‘tool’ for passing anti-labor legislation to trample decades of rights.”

They also said that the government’s proposals for the abolition of the eight-hour day, the unpaid overtime, additional restrictions of strike action, the weakening the possibility for labor disputes and the reduced benefits for the unemployed, “cannot be accepted by the workers.”

They also called for more measures to tackle the pandemic in STASY, including facilities for the testing of staff for Covid-19 at the company’s expense and the signing of a new collective labour agreement.

Public sector unions the Athens Labor Center and other bodies have called for a 24-hour strike. Despite the lockdown restrictions, unions have called for gatherings of limited number of people in Athens and other cities.

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