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Greece: Metro strike in Athens October 19

Unions call for metro worker strike in Athens on October 19 during early morning and late evening hours; disruptions expected

18 Oct 04:29 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/20/2018, 3:00 AM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Athens

Event

The Athens metro workers union SELMA announced a work stoppage scheduled for Friday, October 19, impacting operations from the start of service to 09:00 (local time) and from 23:00 until the end of service. Metro trains will reportedly operate on a regular schedule between 9:00 and 23:00, although lingering delays and rolling service disruptions are possible.

Context

Metro workers are seeking improved working conditions.

Advice

Individuals in Athens are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and large public gatherings as a precaution, and allow for extra time to reach their destinations.

 

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