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18 Feb 2020 | 12:59 AM UTC

Greece: Public transport strike planned in Athens February 18

Public transport workers to hold 24-hour strike in Athens on February 18; significant disruptions to bus, trolley, tram, and metro services expected

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Event

The Athens Urban Rail Transport (STASY) workers’ union is planning to hold a 24-hour strike in the capital city on Tuesday, February 18, in protest of the recently proposed social security bill. All public bus, trolley, tram, and metro services in Athens are expected to be significantly impacted by the strike. An increased demand for alternative modes of transportation are anticipated on Tuesday throughout Athens.

Context

Public transportation unions claim that the bill fails to meet promises from the government to increase pensions, in addition to protesting its purported privatization of social security and pushing of workers towards private insurers.

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to keep abreast of the situation, anticipate significant public transportation disruptions, increased demands for alternative modes of transportation, and allow additional time to travel.