NEWS

Another week of transport upheaval begins

Commuters face fresh upheaval this week as public transport workers are to stage more walkouts in protest at reforms to their services that were voted into law last week.

On Monday, both bus and trolley bus workers are to walk off the job between 11 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.

On Tuesday, trolley buses will remain out of service between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., while staff on the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) are to walk out between noon and 4 p.m.

The upheaval will peak on Wednesday when workers on most modes of public transport are to join a 24-hour strike by the country’s two main labor unions. ISAP will run a limited service between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to allow protesters to travel to and from protest rallies in the center. The rallies are expected to draw a strong turnout, aggravating congestion in and around the city center.

Thursday is expected to be trouble-free, though bus workers are to walk out again on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and trolley bus workers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The outlook is not good for next week either as pubic transport workers have already heralded more action for Monday February 28.