Metro stoppage Friday, strike likely next week

Metro stoppage Friday, strike likely next week

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 they may stage a 24-hour strike next week.

Friday’s walkout, organized to protest plans for the company’s privatization, will affect the metro’s lines 2 and 3, including services to Athens International Airport.

It is not expected to affect Line 1 (the ISAP electric railway), which runs between Piraeus port and the northern suburb of Kifissia.

Workers at the metro operating firm STASY have said they will step up their protest action if plans for the company’s sale are not scrapped.

They also threatened a 24-hour walkout next Thursday if their demands are not met.

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