No Greek rail, Athens metro or ISAP services on Wednesday


Employees of the Hellenic Railways Organization, the Athens metro and ISAP electric railway will be holding a 24-hour strike on Wednesday as part of ongoing action against government privatization plans, unionists said on Tuesday.

Tram staff will also stage walkouts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again later in the day, though unionists did not determine when.

Protesters are to rally in front of the TAIPED privatization agency offices in central Athens at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, calling on the government to scrap plans to sell the national rail network and its maintenance arm to private investors.

“Urban transport is the next thing that is being slated for surrender to voracious, profiteering private interests, regardless of the dramatic consequences of such choices on the Greek people,” the rail workers’ union said in an announcement.

“These destructive plans will not pass. Public transport workers will resist,” it added.