Mu­se­ums, an­cient sites shut for 3 hours to­day

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All ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites and most mu­se­ums in Athens, in­clud­ing the Acrop­o­lis, will re­main shut for most of this morn­ing due to a strike by site guards de­mand­ing the pay­ment of over­time and the re­cruit­ment of more staff. The three-hour work stop­page start­ing at 8 a.m. comes as the tourist sea­son gets un­der way with au­thor­i­ties pre­dict­ing another record-break­ing year. The union rep­re­sent­ing protest­ing staff is de­mand­ing the pay­ment of over­time for work on Sun­days and na­tional hol­i­days, and the im­me­di­ate hir­ing of 200 ex­tra guards, which the union de­scribed boost­ing the smooth func­tion­ing and safety of ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites and mu­se­ums as a “na­tional ur­gency.”

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