NEWS

Metro workers’ union calls off planned strike

The Athens metro will operate on Thursday and Friday after the workers? union canceled plans for a 48-hour strike on Wednesday.

The metro workers? union had decided on the action after its president, Antonis Stamatopoulos, was attacked earlier this week following a meeting with unionists from the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP).

Stamatopoulos spent a couple of days in hospital, from where he claimed that ISAP unionists had attacked him.

The two worker groups have been at odds since the two companies were merged under common management earlier this year.

There was more good news for commuters as it was announced that as of Monday, the Kifissia-Piraeus line would be fully operational for the first time in almost three years.

Work to improve the track and tunnel between Omonia and Monastiraki will be completed over the weekend.

However, there will be no trains between Omonia and Tavros on Friday and over the weekend.

There will be a replacement bus service in operation.