Workers at Athens Metro Lines 2 and 3 as well as at Proastiakos have launched a 24-hour strike to protest the deadly train crash at Tempi, where at least 43 passengers and 10 crew members have been killed.
In a statement, Metro workers union said that they have similar problems to their colleagues in Hellenic Train, such as lack of personnel, equipment and spare parts.
The strike started at 6 a.m. and will last until midnight Thursday.
Metro Line 1 (Urban train ISAP), the Tram and the remaining public transport means operate as usual.
Also the Panhellenic Federation of Railway Employees (POS) has launched a 24-hour strike for Thursday.
“The disdain of all governments across time have shown for Greek Railways resulted in the tragedy at Tempi. Unfortunately, our longstanding demands for hiring permanent personnel, better training and, above all, modern safety technology, always end up in the trash can,” a POS union statement said.
“The next day is a day of reflection and mourning for our unjustly perished colleagues,” the statement added.