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Greece-General Strike to paralyze public transport, sea and air traffic UPDs

Public transport, sea and air traffic will be heavily disrupted or just paralyzed on Wednesday, 6. April 2022, as several transport workers unions have declared to participate in the 24-hour general strike.

For 24 hours, ferries will remain docked at the ports and airplanes will be grounded at the airports, after both the Seamen Union PNO and the Air Traffic Controllers Association EEEKE-GATCA  announced that they will join the mobilization against the price hikes.

  • UPDATE Tuesday afternoon: The Civil Aviation Authority announced that flights will take place as usual on April 6 – Details here on KTG

Workers at trains and Proastiakos will join the general strike.

  • UPDATE Tuesday evening: Urban trains (proastiakos) from Athens or Piraeus to the Athens International Airport and the Athens-Thessaloniki intercity line will run on a very reduced schedule on Wednesday, Greece’s national railway operator TrainOSE announced. Other lines affected are: Piraeus-Kiato-Piraeus, Athens-Chalkida-Athens and Thessaloniki-Larissa-Thessaloniki

In Greek capital Athens, workers at the Metro, the Urban train ISAP and the Tram have declared their participation, too.

Only buses and trolley buses will operate, however, with two workouts early in the morning and late in the evening. Buses and trolley buses will operate only from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Note that full operation normally starts an hour later in the morning and ends an hour earlier in the evening.

Public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE have mobilized against the price hikes in energy and food items including bread demanding urgent protection of the society and a raise of the minimum wage.

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