Ferries, flights, metro and buses to be affected by general strike
Passenger ferries will not be running on Thursday after the Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) decided onTuesday to join the general strike organized by public and private sector unions.
The PNO is demanding that ferry companies sign a new collective contract with their employees.
Public transport will also be disrupted on Thursday. Trolley buses in Athens will not be in circulation at all, while the metro and the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) will not be running before 9 a.m. Buses will be in operation between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Taxi drivers will walk off the job between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Flights will also be disrupted as air-traffic controllers will hold a work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 1.p.m. In an unusual step, kiosk owners have also decided to join Thursday’s strike.