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Workers at Greece’s trains, Proastiakos launch another 24h strike

Hellenic Train and TrainOSE staff launched a new 24-hour strike on Friday, March 3, to protest the lack of safety controls that led to the deadly train collision on Tuesday night.

The strike will affect all national and suburban (proastiakos) railway routes.

In a statement on its further actions, the Panhellenic Federation of Rail Workers (POS) said that it would draw up a report on all outstanding issues of the Greek national railway system and plan to meet with the Transport ministry and political parties the latest by next week.

In their meetings with the government, Federation representatives said they will demand a specific timetable for implementing changes and introducing safety measures to prevent another deadly accident.

After the meetings the POS will hold a press conference in order “to brief the entire Greek society and the railroad sector on all these things the Federation has been warning about all these years about safety but was never listened to seriously.”

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  1. I look forward to the announcement that the trains are safe to continue running prior to the necessary safety measures being put in place.