Monday September 1, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
29o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
General strike to shut down Greece on Wednesday [Update]

Public sector workers including tax and customs officers, social security fund workers, employees at municipalities, prefectures and public utilities, state-owned bank workers, merchants, lawyers and a number of private sector workers will be participating in a 24-hour strike on Wednesday called by the country's two biggest umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY.

Gas station owners also said that they will remain shut until 3 p.m., while a strike by air traffic controllers will mean interruptions to flights, especially during the midday hours.

Downtown Athens and Thessaloniki are expected to experience serious traffic problems as strikers hold marches to protest a new round of austerity measures that the coalition government is currently negotiating Greece's foreign creditors in order to achieve 11.5 billion euros in savings, mostly by shaving public sector salaries, pensions, benefits and health care spending.

In Athens, GSEE and ADEDY will start its protest at Pedion tou Areos Park in the morning before marching to central Syntagma Square in front of Parliament, while the Communist Party-affiliated union PAME will be holding its own rally at Omonia Square.

Education and health services will also be affected as elementary, middle and high-school teachers walk off the job, along with university professors, as well as doctors and workers at hospitals, medical centers and the ambulance service.

Intercity train, Proastiakos suburban railway and ferry services will be halted, though the ISAP electric railway and the metro will be operating as usual, with the exception of the metro's Doukissis Plakentias - Athens International Airport route, which will be suspended.

Trolley buses and blue buses will be running limited services from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday September 25, 2012 (10:50)  
Greek officials meet to fine tune strategy for Paris talks with troika
Large fire in Crete brought under partial control
Traveling on public transport in Athens gets cheaper
Push made for cuts in education as merger scheme fails
Prospect of Greek grand prix back on the agenda; huge investment needed
The prospect of a Formula One racing track in the Greek capital, first raised nearly half a century ago, has re-emerged, sparked by comments on the issue from Bernie Ecclestone, president an...
ANALYSIS
Juggling lighter tax burden and fiscal targets
The Greek government is under pressure from its own backers and society in general to lighten the tax burden at the same time as international lenders are demanding ambitious fiscal targets ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Fulham striker Mitroglou set to re-join Olympiakos
Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus are set to re-sign Kostas Mitroglou on loan from English second tier club Fulham after the striker arrived in Athens for talks on Sunday. An Olympiakos spo...
SOCCER
Tough draw for Greek sides in Europa League group stage
Following Thursday nights high, when all three Greek teams competing in the Europa League made it into the group stage of the competition, a harsh reality struck Friday as they found out wh...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
A great president
I fully understand the countrys need for political stability, a necessity which makes the election of a president by the current Parliament absolutely imperative. At the same time, however,...
EDITORIAL
Dont feed the zombies
There can be no growth without resolving the issue of nonperforming business loans. However, the solution to this problem should not be based on old establishment criteria, such as political...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Greek officials meet to fine tune strategy for Paris talks with troika
2. Fulham striker Mitroglou set to re-join Olympiakos
3. Large fire in Crete brought under partial control
4. Prospect of Greek grand prix back on the agenda; huge investment needed
5. Juggling lighter tax burden and fiscal targets
6. Government tries to get handle on NPLs
more news
Today
This Week
1. A great president
2. Dont feed the zombies
3. Greek officials meet to fine tune strategy for Paris talks with troika
4. Prospect of Greek grand prix back on the agenda; huge investment needed
5. Juggling lighter tax burden and fiscal targets
6. Fuel tax cut would spark illicit trade, says sector expert
Today
This Week
1. Attack on gay couple in Athens leaves one man needing surgery
2. The battle against progress
3. Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris sworn in wearing yellow star amid Golden Dawn protests
4. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
5. Greek quest for debt relief faces hurdles in Paris
6. Hardouvelis, ECB executive discuss bank program, stress tests
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.