Athens metro workers walking off the job on Friday morning


Workers on the Athens metro will be holding a work stoppage on Friday morning, which means there will be no service until after 9 a.m., while also warning of a 24-hour strike next week.

The walkout, which is designed to protest plans for the company’s privatization, will affect the metro’s lines 2 and 3, including service to Athens International Airport. It is not expected to affect line 1 of the ISAP electric railway, running from Piraeus port to the northern suburb of Kifissia.

Workers at the metro operating firm STASY have said they will increase their protest action if plans for the company’s sale are not scrapped. They said they are considering a 24-hour walkout next Thursday if their demands are not met.