Athens public transport system will once again grind to a halt for several hours on Thursday

The Athens public transport system will once again grind to a halt for several hours after 11:00 in the morning on Thursday, when the capital’s bus, metro and tram workers will strike in order to attend union meetings. Athens’ trams and lines 1, 2 and 3 on the Athens metro system will not be running from 11:00 until 16:00 in the afternoon, while buses and trolleys will not be running between 11:00 and 17:00.

Public transport workers object to the inclusion of the public transport companies in the new privatisation fund, oppose the prospect of privatisation and have called the meetings to decide their response. The metro workers’ union has not ruled out repeated rolling strikes, combined with actions to inform the public about the consequences of privatisation.