Cars queue up as refineries leave strike open

Greece’s oil refineries will continue their strike for ?as long as necessary,? the president of the union representing refinery workers said late on Monday, as cars began lining up to fill their tanks at gas stations across the country from the early hours of Tuesday.

Speaking on Skai Television?s ?New Files? program, Nikos Orfanos said that a government draft bill to reduce spending in the sector represents a threat to workers? terms of employment, adding that the new measures are aimed at transforming Greece into a ?colony? under the control of foreigners.

Meanwhile, speaking on the same program, gas station owner Giorgos Asmatoglou said that while his sector has not expressed any intention to join the strike that began at midnight on Monday, gas stations will be able to continue serving customers only for another three or four days before they begin running dry.

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