In Greece, the representatives of the media and the sailors went on strike on the eve of the General strike, scheduled for Wednesday, may 17, reports the website DailyHellas.com.
The action of the sailors started with zero hours and will last for 48 hours. During this time the country suspended the movement of ferries between the Islands. The action of journalists was launched at 6 a.m. local time on Tuesday, with the result that the country was left without news.
Also on Tuesday afternoon began a three-day strike of public transport workers. The bus drivers ‘ strike will last from 11:00 to 16:00 on may 16, on Wednesday and Thursday, the buses will run from 9 am to 9 PM.
The drivers of trolleybuses will operate on Wednesday from 9 am to 9 PM. Commuter trains and the Athens metro will operate from 09:00 to 16:00, except for the section from the metro station Doukissis Plakentias to Athens international airport, which did not work, informs GreekReporter.com.
It is expected that tomorrow the strike will connect and other services, it will be attended by teachers and doctors. To participate in the strike announced by air traffic controllers: they will not work on Wednesday for four hours – from 11 am to three PM. Scheduled time for this flight will be postponed.
The protests caused by the authorities ‘ plans to adopt new austerity measures as part of a deal with international lenders. The relevant bill, the Parliament will consider on Thursday, may 18. The document, in particular, provides for a new reduction of pensions and salaries, tax increases, cuts in benefits and massive layoffs.