General strike to affect public transport, ferry schedules


There will be no metro, train (ISAP) or tram services in Athens Friday and Saturday due to a general strike called by labor unions after the government announced it will vote pension cuts and tax hikes through Parliament on Sunday.

Buses and trolley buses will also be out of service for three days beginning Friday. Bus services for the disabled will not be affected.

The strike will disrupt transport in Thessaloniki until Monday, beginning with a work stoppage by bus drivers Friday from the beginning of their shift until 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the end of their shift. This will be followed by a 48-hour strike starting Saturday.

Ship and ferry sailings have also been canceled because of the strike called by the Panhellenic Seaman’s Federation (PNO) that begins Friday at 6 a.m. and will run until 6 a.m. on Tuesday.