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Walkouts to halt public transport Tuesday, Thursday

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Public transport is to be severely disrupted on Tuesday and Thursday as workers stage walkouts to protest the government’s plans for pension reform, privatizations and budget cuts and call for the restoration of collective bargaining rights for wages, new hirings and an upgrade of aging wagons and vehicles.

On Tuesday there will be no services on the Athens metro, tram, electric railway (ISAP) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. But suburban railway and intercity trains will not be affected by the action.

Thursday’s action will be far more disruptive as public transport workers heed the call of the country’s two main labor unions for a general strike against pension reform.

The Athens metro, tram and electric railway (ISAP) will only run between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Buses will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while trolley buses and the Proastiakos suburban railway will not operate at all.

Intercity trains have also been canceled, while gas stations will remain closed throughout the day. No taxis will be operating on Thursday either as cabbies are to join the action.