Strike to cause travel mis­ery

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A gen­eral strike is ex­pected to cause se­vere traf­fic dis­rup­tions in down­town Athens to­day. Pro­test­ers in Syn­tagma Square are ex­pected to join the GSEE and ADEDY union groups that have called the 24-hour gen­eral strike.

Hos­pi­tals, health cen­ters and am­bu­lance staff will op­er­ate on skele­ton staffs as doc­tors and nurses hold a walk­out, while fer­ries and pas­sen­ger ships will re­main docked due to a 24-hour strike by the Pan­hel­lenic Sea­men’s Fed­er­a­tion (PNO). Shops will close be­tween noon and 3 p.m. Greek air­traf­fic con­trollers said they would not take part in the strike.

Peo­ple us­ing pub­lic trans­port should ex­pect snags and de­lays on Wed­nes­day as ser­vices will be hit by work stop­pages. The Pi­raeus-Ki­fis­sia elec­tric rail­way (ISAP) will run from 8 a.m. to mid­night, com­muter buses from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., trol­ley buses from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the tram from 6 a.m. to mid­night. OSE trains and the Proas­ti­akos sub­ur­ban rail­way will not be op­er­at­ing at all, while the Athens metro will sus­pend its ser­vices to the city’s in­ter­na­tional air­port.

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