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No Proastiakos or intercity services over Easter due to strike

TAGS: Transport, Strike

There will be no Proastiakos suburban railway or intercity train services from Orthodox Easter Saturday until Monday morning two days later due to a strike by staff who are protesting plans to privatize railway service operator Trainose.

The strike will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday and is due to end 40 hours later, at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Unionists argue that the sale of Trainose would mean vulnerable social groups might no longer be able to buy discounted tickets. They also expressed fears about a monopoly developing in rail transport.

Unionists also accuse the government of having failed to hire the 105 train drivers that are needed to overcome shortages.

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