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Greece’s public & private sector on general strike, Dec 3/2015

Greek public and private sector unions will launch a 24-hour general strike, on Thursday, December 3rd 2015. The strike will paralyze Greece as workers at public transport means will join the protest. The strike aims to demonstrate workers’ discomfort with the budget 2016 and the pensions reforms. Ferries & Boats …

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Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strike, Nov 15/2015

Workers at Athens Metro, Tram and urban train ISAP have launched a 24-hour strike on Sunday, November 15th 2015. Reason for the strike is the general assembly of the workers’ union of these three public transport means. “The strike will allow workers to participate in the assembly so that important …

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Athens Metro stuck in tunnel; passengers walk to next station using mobile-phones as flashlight

Passengers of Athens Metro Line 2 experienced the blankest horror when the wagons stopped in an underground tunnel due to mechanical failure. The light in the wagons went off, with the passengers first waiting patiently. When time passed and nothing happened, panic broke among the dozens of people commuting to …

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Athens: protest concluded, metro opened, Apr 9/2014

The impact of Greece’s much anticipated and much reported return to the international markets has been already felt! Hardly a news website claimed that the book for offers has been opened, the metro station <Syntagma> was opened again for the public. I don’t know if it was coincidence that the …

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Athens: two metro stations to close due to Eurogroup officials / Apr 1 2014

Two metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed to public today, Tuesday, 1. April 2014. Greek police took this decision, in order to protect the Euro group finance ministers and high level officials moving between Zappeio and the new Acropolis Museum, where they will probably enjoy their dinner. Metro …

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Athens: several metro stations closed due to Polytechnic protest, Nov 17/2013

Several metro stations in downtown Athens will be closed to public on Sunday, November 17th 2013 due to protest march on the anniversary of Polytechnic school uprising. Specifically, metro strations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Evaggelismos> will close as 1 o’clock noon time, while <Megaro Mousikis> and <Ambelokipoi> will close as of …

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UPD Athens Court cancels Metro, Urban Train work stoppage, Oct 10/2013

An Athens court ruled the work stoppage to be launched by metro and urban train workers was illegal. Therefore, the metro and the urban train ISAP will operate as usual on October 10th 2013. Workers at Athens Metro and Urban Train ISAP will launch a work stoppage from 11 a.m. …

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SD: German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) bribed Greek authorities

German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) shut down its office in Athens due to a bribe scandal, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports on Tuesday. Citing investigation findings from the prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt, SD notes that “Deutsche Bahn subsidiary in Greece is said to have “diverted” 315,000 euro to bribe contract givers.” …

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Trains, Proastiakos: work stoppage and 24h strike over Easter weekend, May 4-5/2013

Workers at Trainose trains and Proastiakos will launch one work stoppage and a 24-hour strike over the Greek-Orthodox Easter weekend, 4th and 5th May 2013. On Saturday the work stoppage will take place between 6 pm and midnight, while the 24-hour strike will take place on Easter Sunday. Due to …

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Trains, Proastiakos on work stoppage, Apr 11-12/2013

Workers at Greece’s trains and proastiakos will launch  two work stoppages from 8 p.m. until midnight on April 11th and 12th 2013. Athens Metro will operate only until <Doukissis Plakentias> station and not up/from Athens airport.  

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Greek Trains, Proastiakos on strike, Mar 23-24-25/2013

Personnel at Greek Trainose and Proastiakos will launch three 24-hour strikes from March 23th until March 25th 2013. The metro will not operate up/from Athens Airport. Trains and Proastiakos personnel protest wages and benefits cuts. “Wisely” enough they choose the long weekend, with Monday, March 25th, be a national holiday.

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Athens: One metro station to close after 4 p.m. Mar 6/2013

Greek police ordered the closure of Athens Metro station <Megaro Mousikis> as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th 2013.  Several rallies will take place in the area, among them an event to commemorate 15 years after the death of former PM Konstantinos Karamanlis. Protests will be held by the …

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Athens paralyzed as all public transport means on strike

“Rien ne va plus” on the roulette table of Athens streets as thousands moved to work with their private vehicles. No public transport means left the depot on Friday morning due to solidarity strike of bus, trolley and proastiakos workers to their colleagues of Athens Metro, urban train ISAP and tram who received ‘civil mobilization orders’. …

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Greek Gov’t to Metro Workers: end strike or requisition and lay-offs!

Greek government sent an ultimatum to striking Metro workers threatening them with lay-offs and ‘enforced mobilization’ or requisition. On Tuesday, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou gave Metro workers time to resume work by next Thursday and end their strikes that prohibit the operation of Athens metro for the seventh consecutive day. “The leaders of this unacceptable …

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