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March 1, 2021

Transport strike brings Athens to halt

Public transport has come to a halt in Athens as union workers slapped the Greek capital with crippling strikes in protest to the government’s austerity measures yesterday, according to Press TV. The 24-hour walkout stopped buses, trams and the subway as well as rail services in the Greek capital to become the latest in a series of protests to reform plans in crisis-hit Greece. The socialist government’s austerity plans aim to restructure state-run transport companies, promoting calls by Greek unions for a nationwide general strike for December 15. Greece agreed to the plans in return for international bailout loans worth EUR 110 bln through 2013.

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