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May 1: Athens Metro on work stoppage, Syntagma station to close by police order

The metro in Athens and other public transport means in the Greek capital will limit their service operation on Labor Day, 1. May 2024, due to the traditional strikes and work stoppages. As there has been confusion about the work stoppages up to last minute on Tuesday here is the …

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UPD Labor Day Strikes: Greece’s public transport means mobilization

Public transport means will paralyze on upcoming Labor Day as several workers’ unions will join the traditional strikes on Wednesday, May 1, 2014. Private and public workers unions GSEE and ADEDY have called for the strike on Wednesday expressing their opposition to government’s decision to transfer the “holiday” after Easter …

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Bank cards, smartphones to be used to board Athens public transport

A pilot application in public transport means in Athens will allow the use of bank cards and smartphones to board buses, trolley buses, the metro and the tram, in addition to tickets and passes. With the signing of a contract between OASA and the contractor of the project, a member …

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Metro, Tram, Buses in Athens change schedules due to parades

Public transport means in Athens will change their regular schedules and routes on Saturday, October 28, due to the parades for the national holiday of OHI Day. According to police announcement, the following measures will apply on Saturday: -Metro station “Syntagma” will close at 08:00 and trains will pass through …

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Commuters in trouble due to work stoppages in public transport, Sept 21

Commuters in Greek capital Athens will face troubles on Thursday, due to the 24-hour strike called by several unions, as transport workers will also join the protest against the Labor Bill with strike and wort stoppages. One of the problems is that a court in Athens declared as “illegal” the …

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Labor Day Strikes and Work Stoppages in Greece’s public transport

Transport workers’ unions in Greece are mobilizing  with strikes and work stoppages to mark the Labor Day on Monday, as they do every year on May 1, 2023. Especially public transport workers in Athens, are engaged in 24-hour strikes and work stoppages. Buses and Trolley buses will operate from 9:00 …

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Athens public transport scheduled changes over Easter holidays

There will be changes in how frequently public transport services will run during the Easter holidays, the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA)announced on Thursday. Buses and trolleys will operate: On Holy Friday as every normal Saturday On Holy Saturday as on every other Saturday but all buses and trolley will …

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Greece ends use of masks in public transport-Exceptions, tests

Greece’s Health Ministry ends the compulsory use of face masks against Covid-19 on public transport means that was obligatory since April 2020. The measure goes into effect on Monday, March 27, 2023. Note that many passengers stopped wearing the obligatory masks in public transport since the government relaxed general protection …

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Military parade 25. March: How Metro, Tram, Buses operate in central Athens

There will be changes in the Athens Metro and Tram services on Saturday due to the military parade for the celebration of the Independence Day, a national holiday on  March 25. According to a STASY (fixed-rail transport company)  announcement,  metro station <Syntagma> will close at 08:00 on Saturday morning and …

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Greece’s unions to launch a 24h general strike on Nov 9

Greece’s umbrella unions of the public and private sector ADEDY and GSEE have called for a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Purpose of the general mobilization is to protest the rising prices in all sectors of life in the country. The unions participating in the strike accuse …

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Court rules the 24h strike in Athens public transport was “unlawful”

A court in Athens ruled on Thursday that the 24-hour public transport strike that brought the Greek capital to a standstill on Wednesday was unlawful and exploitative. According to the court’s decision, the strike called by the Athens Labor and Employment Center (EKA) and staged by the union of workers …

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Greece Covid-measures: Masks in- and outdoors, festive events canceled, tests for travelers

The Greek government adopted the recommendations of the Epidemiologists Committee and announced on Thursday morning a series of additional protective measures against the pandemic. The measures valid across Greece include the mandatory use of mask in- and outdoors, double or KN95 masks in supermarkets and public transport and additional Covid-test …

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Police body to be established for Athens public transport means

Greek government is mulling the establishment of a special police force for public transport in the greater region of Athens, Transport Minister Kostas. Karamanlis said on Friday. the minister’s announcement comes two days after the brutal beating of a metro worker in a station in central Athens. Speaking on Skai …

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Greece’s Supreme Court prosecutor targets mask-deniers with arrest, imprisonment

The Supreme Court prosecutor in Greece has decided to take action against mask-deniers and issued a circular on Tuesday seeking the immediate arrest of  people who refuse to wear a face mask in violation of public health safety rules or encourage other people to do so. Chief prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas …

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Instructions for commuters and public transport passengers as of May 4

Here are some instructions for commuters and public transport passengers should follow when Greece starts the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions on May 4, 2020. Key points are: Avoid unnecessary use of public transportation, wear a face mask during all transits, and practice diligent social distancing Citizens are also being …

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Cancelled! Metro, urban Train, Tram on work stoppages, Oct 17

Workers at Athens Metro, Urban train and Tram have cancelled their work stoppages scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, workers said they cancel their protest mobilization after receiving assurances by the Transport Minister with regards to their collective bargain. Last week, KTG reported: …

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