Strikes in public means of transport on May 4 and 6

Public means of transport employees are taking part to the strike declared by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) for the celebration of Labour Day (which coincided with the Orthodox Holy Saturday) on Tuesday 4 May and of the Athens Labour Union on Thursday 6.

On Tuesday, buses will operate from 09:00 until 21:00. Metro’s lines 2 and 3 will be open from 09:00 until 21:00 while there will be no metro service from Doukissis Plakentias station to and from the airport.

There will be no tram service from 12:00 until 16:00 while trains and the urban railway (proastiakos) will not carry out their routes throughout Greece.

Trolley and metro service in line 1 will be carried out normally.

On Thursday 6 May, the metro line 1, 2 and 3, the trolleys and the trams will not operate throughout the day due to a 24h strike declared by their labour unions.

Finally, the employees appear determined to resist to the government’s plans for the return to a mediaeval working conditions and state that they will fight to defend the public and social character of the means of transport.