Strikes to halt com­muter, com­mer­cial ser­vices

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Ser­vice on Greece’s na­tional and sub­ur­ban (Proas­ti­akos) rail­ways was ex­pected to be suspended to­day through Wed­nes­day, as unions have called for con­tin­u­ous rolling strikes fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion by the coun­try’s pri­va­ti­za­tion fund, TAIPED, to ac­cept a bid for the sale of a 100 per­cent stake in Greek rail­way op­er­a­tor Train­ose. A 45-mil­lion euro bid by Italy’s state-owned Gruppo Fer­rovie State Ital­iane for the sale was ac­cepted by TAIPED’s board last week. Com­mer­cial train ser­vices were ex­pected to be suspended un­til Thurs­day. Mean­while, unions were set to con­vene again on Thurs­day and de­cide on fur­ther ac­tion.

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