Strike to disrupt public transport

Employees on the Kifissia-Piraeus urban electric railway (ISAP) are to stage a walkout on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. and will run a limited service on Wednesday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., to allow demonstrators to travel to central Athens for anti-austerity rallies being organized to coincide with a 24-hour general strike called by labor unions.

The strike will also bring disruptions to other forms of transport. Athens metro employees will hold a three-hour work stoppage from the beginning of the shift until 8 a.m.

Bus services will operate between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.and tram and trolley services from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Railway and suburban railway (Proastiakos) services will not be running at all.

There will be some flight disruption as air traffic controlers, who originally had planned a 24-hour strike, stage a four-hour walkout from noon.

Ferries will remain moored at their ports all day tomorrow however as seamen are to join the 24-hour action.