Transport Strikes in Athens on Wednesday

    Unions representing employees in state-run mass transports have called another 24-hour strike in Athens, this time in protest against the labour reserve measure in their organisations.

    All the means of mass transport such as the metro, the ISAP electric railway, buses, trolleys, the tram line, the Proastiakos suburban rail and OSE trains will not run for 24 hours.

    Taxi owners also announced a 48-hour strike for Wednesday and Thursday, protesting against the deregulation of their sector.

    Meanwhile, Infrastructures, Transport & Networks Minister Yiannis Ragoussis called on transport sector workers to make their decisions with the general interest in mind.

    He also underlined that the public transport sector continues to create deficits expected to reach 150 million euros in 2011.