More transport woes this week

Commuters in Athens face more public transport upheaval this week as workers on city buses are to walk off the job between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday and staff employed on the metro are to stage a walkout between noon to 4 p.m on Tuesday.

There were no reports late by late Sunday regarding possible disruption to the services of the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP), trolley buses or the tram.

Public transport workers are protesting government reforms to streamline their services, to be voted through Parliament soon, which foresee the transfer of staff to other posts in the broader public sector.

According to sources, the Transport Ministry is considering excluding drivers and station masters from these transfers as a concession to unionists.

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