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Strike to halt services Tuesday, Wednesday

Public transport will grind to a halt on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, as thousands of workers join a 48-hour strike called by the country?s two main unions to coincide with a Parliamentary debate and vote on the government?s latest austerity package.

There will be no service on Athens buses, trolley buses, the tram, trains, the Metro, the suburban railway (Proastiakos) and the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) all day Tuesday.

The Metro is expected to offer a limited service on Wednesday, from 4 p.m., but this had not been confirmed by late Monday.

Air traffic controllers decided on Saturday that they would also join the strike by staging two four-hour stoppages on both days – from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. This is expected to disrupt dozens of flights, so passengers are advised to check with their airlines.