No rail­way ser­vice to­day due to dis­pute over staff trans­fers

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Work­ers on the Ki­fis­sia-Pi­raeus elec­tric rail­way (ISAP) have an­nounced a 24-hour strike for to­day. The ISAP union re­acted an­grily to claims from the Trans­port Min­istry that some union­ists are re­sist­ing the gov­ern­ment’s ef­forts to re­duce the num­ber of elec­tric rail­way em­ploy­ees by trans­fer­ring some peo­ple to other de­part­ments. Min­istry of­fi­cials claimed the re­sis­tance is a re­sult of some union­ists not want­ing to lose their ben­e­fits. ISAP’s union re­jected this and ar­gued that the gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to trans­fer em­ploy­ees that are close to re­tire­ment and that it will leave the elec­tric rail­way un­der­staffed. It also claims that the gov­ern­ment went against its own pol­icy by re­cently trans­fer­ring em­ploy­ees from pri­va­tized Olympic Air­lines to ISAP.

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