Fixed-track public transport set to strike on Sept. 18

Fixed-track public transport is expected to be disrupted on Tuesday, September 18, due to a 24-hour strike announced by the unions operating metro, tram and Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) services. The strike action?s date could change, however, if unions operating buses and trolleys decide to participate in the industrial action as well.

The unions are protesting a series of new measures promoted by the government. Fixed-track public transport staff are opposing increases in ticket prices and have suggested the price of tickets to drop to 1 euro as well as free transport for the unemployed, students and those on low pensions.

Meanwhile, the country?s two largest unions, GSEE and ADEDY are set to hold a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday, September 26. Both unions are organizing a rally at Pedion tou Areos park in central Athens at 11 a.m. on the same day.

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