No metro or electric railway services on New Year’s Day

Workers on the Athens metro and Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) stepped up their dispute with the government on Thursday by announcing a 24-hour strike on New Year’s Day.

The unions representing the public transport employees oppose further cuts to their members’ wages.

In a statement, they said that since the government is treating the public transport system as just another part of the civil service, workers would operate like civil servants and treat January 1 as a public holiday.

Authorities were due to launch a scheme to discourage fare dodging on New Year’s Day, with anyone buying a block of 10 90-minute tickets for 14 euros receiving one more ticket free.

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