Find a list of your saved stories here

Transport strike snarls traffic in Athens

Transport strike snarls traffic in Athens

4 photos
Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of stations.

Thursday's strike snarled traffic across the city and left buses as the only form of public transport. Workers in Athens' subway, tram and urban railway have also declared 24-hour strikes for March 1 and 3, for the same reason.

Workers' unions demanded the legislation be withdrawn, saying it would deprive the metro organization of funds and undermine its public character.

Greece frequently experiences strikes in a wide variety of sectors. In recent years they have focused on labor reforms and spending cuts imposed as part of the country's international bailout.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent Business stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast