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Transport workers pledge more action

As a 24-hour strike by workers on the Athens metro and on the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) brought a large part of the capital to a standstill on Friday, public transport workers have pledged more strike action in response to the government?s plan to streamline public transport services, which includes mergers and new collective contracts.

A meeting between public transport representatives and Transport Ministry General Secretary Aristidis Bourdaras yesterday did not produce any results, while unions are expected to meet on Monday, September 5, to decide on future action.

Meanwhile, more disruption is expected today and tomorrow, as the section of ISAP between Piraeus and Omonia will not be operating due to maintenance work of the tracks. Instead, commuters can use the X23 bus.