Greek public transport goes on strike


Press TV
October 26, 2011

Greek public transport workers have taken part in a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest against the government’s plans to cut public sector jobs and wages.

Metro, bus and tram services were halted as a result of the Tuesday walkout, leading to heavy traffic jams, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Traffic police were sent to regulate the increasing traffic in the early hours of the day as people were trying to get to work.

The strike follows the approval of the country’s unpopular austerity measures by its government days ago.

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