No rail­way, metro, ISAP, plus dis­rup­tions on tram

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Em­ploy­ees of the Hel­lenic Rail­ways Or­ga­ni­za­tion, the Athens metro and ISAP elec­tric rail­way will be hold­ing a 24-hour strike to­day as part of on­go­ing ac­tion against gov­ern­ment pri­va­ti­za­tion plans, union­ists said yes­ter­day. Tram staff will also stage walk­outs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again later in the day, though union­ists did not de­ter­mine when. Protesters are to rally in front of the TAIPED pri­va­ti­za­tion agency of­fices in cen­tral Athens at 8 a.m. to­day, call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to scrap plans to sell the na­tional rail net­work and its main­te­nance arm to pri­vate in­vestors. “Urban trans­port is the next thing that is be­ing slated for sur­ren­der to vo­ra­cious, prof­i­teer­ing pri­vate in­ter­ests, re­gard­less of the dra­matic con­se­quences of such choices on the Greek peo­ple,” the rail work­ers’ union said in an an­nounce­ment. “These de­struc­tive plans will not pass. Pub­lic trans­port work­ers will re­sist,” it added.

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