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November 9 Strike in Greece to Affect Public Transport, Ferry Services

This article has been updated with the latest announcements concerning strikes on November 9th.

Public transportation in Athens and ferry travel in Greece will be disrupted on Wednesday, November 9, due to a 24-hour strike called by the country’s main private and public sector umbrella unions, GSEE and ADEDY.

According to announcements so far, on Wednesday:

Ferry employees will be on a 24-hour strike, according to an announcement by the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation, known as PNO. (Travelers who have booked ferry tickets for Wednesday, are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information.)

Taxis will be on a 24-hour strike.

– the electric railway (line 1) will operate only between 9am – 5pm.

Athens’ metro lines 2 and 3 will operate only between 9am – 3pm.

– the tram will operate only between 8am – 10pm.

OASA buses and ILPAP trolley-buses will operate only between 9am – 9pm.

Flights

AEGEAN and Olympic Air will cancel and reschedule flights on Wednesday due to work stoppages announced by the Air Traffic Control Personnel and the Federation of Associations of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (OSYPA HCAA) personnel. Passengers are advised to check the latest flight details by checking the airlines’ websites or contacting them by telephone.

GSEE and ADEDY are protesting against the price hikes in energy, the impact of inflation and are demanding protection of workers’ income.

Demonstrations and marches related to the strike are scheduled to take place in downtown Athens and other cities.

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