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Metro, Tram workers in Athens to hold a work stoppage on Nov 19

Urban Rail Transport SA (STASY) employees will hold a work stoppage from 11:00 to 14:00 on Friday, November 19, in order to attend the funeral of their colleague, who was killed in a workplace accident on Tuesday.

The Athens metro and tram systems will come to a standstill in order for the employees to attend the funeral of 41-year-old Petros Giamalis funeral at 12:30 at the third cemetery in Athens.

Giamalis lost his life when the rail grinder he was on together with colleagues crashed into a train following breaks failure. Other other workers were injured.

Metro, tram and urban train workers hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday, while workers at bus and trolley buses hold two work stoppages with the second one being from 9  p.m. until the end of the night shift.

Public transport workers demand full investigation into the tragic accident, punishment of those responsible and better and safe working conditions.

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