Friday, March 18, 2011

Greek public transport workers, journalists strike

Journalists and public transport workers in the Greek capital Athens have walked off the job on a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures.

The journalists' strike, which began at 6 a.m. (0400GMT) Thursday, pulled all television and radio news programs off the air, and news websites were not being updated. No newspapers will be printed for Friday.

In the Greek capital, workers at the city's metro, tram and trolleys walked off the job, with only public buses continuing to run. Commuters headed to work in their own cars or in taxis, snarling traffic.

Transport workers have held a series of strikes in recent months against transit reforms aimed at cutting spending and waste.

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