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Train Workers Union warns of safety issues in Greece’s network

The Panhellenic Union of Railway Personnel sent two extrajudicial documents to a prosecutor and the Hellenic Train warning of the safety conditions in the country’s railway network. The first document is addressed to the Special Appellate Investigator of Larissa, central Greece. It makes known that there is recorded video material, …

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Taxi drivers on 24-hour strike on Nov 22

With a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, November 22, taxi drivers respond to the government’s tax bill affecting self-employed and free-lancers, taxing them with a deemed income, claiming tax evasion. It should be noted that also other sectors of self-employed and freelancers such as traders and scientists may participate in the …

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Taxi drivers on Rhodes block disembarkation of Uber cars; detentions

Taxi drivers on the island of Rhodes gathered at the port in order to block the disembarkation of a some 25 cars they said they were from a company that cooperates with Uber service on the island. According to local media rodiaki.gr, more than 200 local taxi drivers flocked to …

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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Greece can’t get crowding in public transport means under control despite the pandemic

The Greek government efforts to find solutions to the crowding of commuters in public transport means in Athens has so far turned into a fiasco. The Transportation Ministry has been delaying measures to strengthen the bus network in the Greek capital of 4 million inhabitants, the daily coronavirus cases are …

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Health Ministry: Heavy fines of up to €3,000 for smoking drivers

A fine of 1,500 euros and withdrawal of license for one month are threatening bus and taxi drivers as well as public drivers if they’re caught smoking, the Greek Health Ministry said in a circular. Fines will be much higher, in fact will double to 3,000 euros, if a child …

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Alonissos: Cars “jump” as drivers try to get on ferry boat (video)

For many car drivers getting on board of a ferry boat can turn into a “high risk operation” when strong winds blow and the local ports miss the proper facilities. The footage below was filmed on October 3rd 2014 on the island of Alonissos, one of the Sporades island group. …

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