Civil servants start two-day strike

Public services will be disrupted on Wednesday and Thursday as civil servants walk off the job to protest government plans to put thousands of workers into a mobility scheme while the private sectors’ union is to hold a four-hour work stoppage in solidarity.

Intercity train and Proastiakos suburban railway services will be suspended between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., during which time there will be no rail link to Athens International Airport, although flights are expected to operate as normal.

Secondary school teachers, who launched a five-day walkout on Monday, are to be joined by their peers at primary schools on Wednesday while hospital staff are also on strike.

Protest rallies are planned for the city center.

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