ISAP railway workers to strike on Friday

Workers on the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) have announced a 24-hour strike for Friday, June 3.

The ISAP unions reacted angrily to claims from the Transport Ministry that some unionists are resisting the government?s efforts to reduce the number of employees on the electric railway by transferring some people to other departments.

Ministry officials claimed the resistance is a result of some unionists not wanting to lose their benefits.

ISAP?s union rejected this and argued that the government is planning to transfer employees that are close to retirement and that it will leave the electric railway understaffed.

They also claim that the government went against its own policy by recently transferred employees from privatized Olympic Airlines.

After months of engineering works between Monastiraki and Attiki stations, this section of the ISAP line is due to open on Tuesday.

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