Wednesday rail strike goes ahead

A planned railway strike for Wednesday, January 26, will go ahead, unionists said, despite the Transport Ministry agreeing to talks with employees of the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE).

The union representing all OSE workers had planned a strike for Wednesday and Thursday but put off its action after the ministry said that it was willing to discuss its plans for reforming the organization, which include hundreds of personnel being transferred to other departments.

However, the union representing train drivers was not willing to call off the action, and as a result there will be no domestic train service throughout Wednesday.

Passengers who have booked tickets for international travel will be transferred to the border by bus, where their journey will resume. The domestic legs of foreign routes will be canceled.

The section of the metro between Doukissis Plakentias station and Athens International Airport, which uses the same track management system as OSE, will be running on Wednesday.