Strike is over

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

GREEK truck driv­ers have ended a six-day strike that caused na­tion­wide fuel short­ages.

About 33,000 driv­ers, and some own­ers, are protest­ing against a govern­ment plan to open the freight in­dus­try in line with con­di­tions of a Euro­pean Union and In­ter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund bailout that was ac­cepted ear­lier this year.

The Greek Govern­ment says: ‘‘The trans­port mar­ket will open, this re­form is nec­es­sary for the econ­omy and the cit­i­zens and for that rea­son the leg­is­la­tion will go for­ward.’’

The strike had such an im­pact the army was called to sup­ply fuel to hos­pi­tals, power plants and air­ports.

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