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Strikes & Work stoppages in Greece UPDATED!
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FORTHCOMING STRIKES  (as announced so far)

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NEW: OMYLE (Port Employees Union & Dock Workers Union): 48 – hour (rolling) strikes.

First 48 – hour strike on: THURSDAY & FRIDAY MAY 26th & 27th

source: http://dockworkers.blogspot.gr/ (in Greek)

You might encounter problems in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki

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UPDATE 23/05, 12:00
During their last strike, we’ve been informed by some of our readers (and confirmed this info for some destinations after we checked it personally – ie to Poros, to Corfu from Igoumenitsa, to Aegina, etc), that some of the Ferry Companies are doing their itineraries as usual. 

SO PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PORT AUTHORITIES OR YOUR FERRY COMPANY BEFORE YOUR TRIP !!!

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(*) Bear in mind that in case of a strike of the OSE & PROASTIAKOS (Suburban) trains the Metro goes as far as Doukissis Plakendias metro station and NOT to the Athens International Airport.

To and from the Athens International Airport

www.athenstransport.gr

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(**)Bear in mind that TrainsBuses and Trolleys will begin withdrawing from service at least one hour earlier and will not be back in service until (at least) an hour after the end of strike/ work stoppage

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(***)Bear in mind. EXPRESS BUSES TO ATHENS AIRPORT:

Athens Transport (http://www.athenstransport.com/),  informed us that during the Blue Buses strike, all buses (including the Express Buses to the Athens Airport) are affected.

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FORTHCOMING STRIKES Day by Day,

(as announced so far)

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M O N D A Y 23/05/16

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association)has extended their strike until 24/05/16

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TAXIS: will be working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines): will be working as usual

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line): will be working as usual

BLUE BUSES: will be working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES: will be working as usual

TRAM: will be working as usual

 PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): will be working as usual

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T U E S D A Y 24/05/16

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association)has extended their strike until 24/05/16

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TAXIS: expected to work as usual

 

am5 (1)ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green line):  working as usual

BLUE BUSES: will be working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES: expected to work as usual

TRAM:  working as usual

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): expected to work as usual

 

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W E D N E S D A Y  25/05/1016 

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association): has extended their strike until 

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TAXIS: working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

 ELECTRIC RAILWAYS(Green line): working as usual

 

BLUE BUSES: working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES:  working as usual

TRAM: working as usual

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): working as usual

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T H U R S D A Y  26/05/16

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NEW: OMYLE (Port Employees Union & Dock Workers Union): 48 – hour (rolling) strikes (1st day)

source: http://dockworkers.blogspot.gr/ (in Greek)

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 You might encounter problems in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki

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UPDATE 23/05, 12:00
During their last strike, we’ve been informed by some of our readers (and confirmed this info for some destinations after we checked it personally – (ie to Poros, to Corfu from Igoumenitsa, to Aegina, etc), that some of the Ferry Companies are doing their itineraries as usual. 

SO PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PORT AUTHORITIES OR YOUR FERRY COMPANY BEFORE YOUR TRIP !!!

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association): has extended their strike until /05/16

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TAXIS: working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines)work stoppage from 11:00 to 16:00

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line):  work stoppage from 11:00 to 16:00

BLUE BUSES:  work stoppage from 11:00 to 17:00

TROLLEY BUSES: work stoppage from 11:00 to 17:00

TRAM:  no announcement yet

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization): expected to work as usual

 

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F R I D A Y 27/05/16

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NEW: OMYLE (Port Employees Union & Dock Workers Union): 48 – hour (rolling) strikes (2nd day)

source: http://dockworkers.blogspot.gr/ (in Greek)

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You might encounter problems in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki

UPDATE 23/05, 12:00
During their last strike, we’ve been informed by some of our readers (and confirmed this info for some destinations after we checked it personally – ie to Poros, to Corfu from Igoumenitsa, to Aegina, etc) , that some of the Ferry Companies are doing their itineraries as usual. 

SO PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PORT AUTHORITIES OR YOUR FERRY COMPANY BEFORE YOUR TRIP !!!

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TAXIS: working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line):  working as usual

BLUE BUSES:  working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES:   working as usual

TRAM:   working as usual

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):  working as usual

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S A T U R D A Y  28/05/16

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association)has extended their strike until /05/16

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TAXIS: working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line):  working as usual

BLUE BUSES:   working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES:   working as usual

TRAM:   working as usual

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):  working as usual

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S U N D A Y  29/05/16

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association)has extended their strike until /05/16

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 TAXIS: working as usual

 am5 ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

isap9ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line) working as usual

BLUE BUSES:   working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES:  working as usual

TRAM:  working as usual

PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):  working as usual

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M O N D A Y 30/05/16

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 PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association): has extended their strike until 

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TAXIS: will be working as usual

ATTIKO METRO (Blue & Red lines):  working as usual

ELECTRIC RAILWAYS (Green Line):  working as usual

BLUE BUSES:  working as usual

TROLLEY BUSES:  working as usual

TRAM:  working as usual

 PROASTIAKOS (Suburban), & OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization):  working as usual

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Airport EXPRESS Bus Connections

To and from the Athens International Airport

www.athenstransport.gr

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ADEDY (Public Sector Workers Union): That affects you if you have dealings with: tax offices, court houses, post offices, public schools, state hospital doctors, Citizens’ Information Centre (KEP), OAED, etc, or if you are planning to visit a  Public-run museum. (not all of them), private museums (NAM, Benaki, etc), unaffected.

GSEE (Private Sector Workers Union):

POPEK (Panhellenic Association of Petrol Station Owners):

GENOP- DEI (workers’ Union of Public Power Corporation):

YPA (Civil Aviation Authority):

OSYPA (Federation of Associations of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority):

Panhellenic Union of Licensed Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers:

EXPRESS BUSES TO ATHENS AIRPORT: Athens Transport (http://www.athenstransport.com/),  informed us that during the Blue Buses strike, all buses (including the express buses to the Athens Airport) are affected.
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EEEKE (Air Traffic Controllers’ Asssociation of Greece):

eeeke announcements (En)

info: 8018010101 (if you are calling from α land phone) and +302103550500 (if you are calling from α cell phone or from abroad) click on: YOUR AIRLINE

POS (Panhellenic Railway Employees Association):

GENOP-DEI (Public Power Corporation Union):

OMYLE (Port Employees Union & Dock Workers Union):

PNO (Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation):

Journalists & Media Technicians :

ESIEA (Athens Journalists Union):

POESY (Panhellenic Journalists & Mass Media employees and workers Association):

POPEK (union of petrol station owners):

Y.PO.T. (employees of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism):

POE – DOY (Tax office employees):

OTOE (Bank Employees):

GSEVEE (The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants): 

ESEE (Small Shop Owners):

PFS (Panhellenic Pharmacists Association): 

click on: Pharmacies on duty (in Eng)

PSA (Pharmacists Assosiation of Attica):

PSP (Pharmacists Association of Piraeus):

KEDKE (Central Union of Greek Municipal authorities):

PFS (Panhellenic Pharmacists Association):

Pharmacies on duty (in Eng)

The public will be served by emergency duty pharmacies.

EOPYY – PEDY (Panhellenic Doctors Association):

ISA Athens– (Doctors Association of Athens):

PIS  (Panhellenic Doctors Association):

EINAP (Panhellenic Union of Public Hospital Doctors):

POEDIN (Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Workers):

EKAB (Ambulance Service Employees):

OENDE  (Doctors working in the National Health System -ESY):

PDS ( Panhellenic Lawyers Association):

DSA (Athens Lawyers Association):

OIELE (Private School Teachers):

DOE (Federation of Primary State School Teachers):

OLME (Federation of Secondary education State School  Teachers):

PEYFA (Museums and Archaeological sites employees):

POE – DOY (Panhellenic Federation of tax office employees)

OASTH (Buses of Thessaloniki):

OME-OTE (OTE employees);

ERT (Public TV Channel):

POE-OTA (Municipality employees):

STASY: (Urban Rail Transport sa):  Railway (green line), Metro (blue & red lines), Tram.

(*)Bear in mind that TrainsBuses and Trolleys will begin withdrawing from service at least one hour earlier and will not be back in service until (at least) an hour after the end of strike/ work stoppage

 

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ADEDY (Public Sector Workers Union):

That affects you if you have dealings with: tax offices, court houses, post offices, public schools, state hospital doctors, Citizens’ Information Centre (KEP), OAED, etc, or if you are planning to visit a  Public-run museum. (not all of them), private museums (NAM, Benaki, etc), unaffected.

 

GSEE (Private Sector Workers Union):

ESIEA (Athens Journalists Union):

ESIEA (Athens Journalists Union):

 PNO (Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation)

 

115 Responses to “Strikes & Work stoppages in Greece UPDATED!”

  1. terje rendalsvik says:

    Still more strikes and more troubles for the tourists. I think you need happy tourists so that they still want to come. Its not right to use the tourist for political reasons. I have sympathy for the greek people but be nice to the tourists you need them!!

  2. admin says:

    Safe trips

  3. Sutlu Nuriye says:

    Dear all, in case of a delay, this morning we left Thessaloniki at 7:00 am and we were at the Turkish border at 10 am. Only three cars were in the queue and we pass the customs without any delay. Thank you for your effort and guidance for keeping us up to date. Really appreciated. Best.

  4. admin says:

    Dear Arunima,

    Here is the answer that a friend sent us about customs:

    I ‘ve just heard that customs employees have also announced participation to strike. If you travel today or Sunday please be prepared for delays at the customs when you cross the borders. Safe trip.

  5. admin says:

    Dear Guille,

    You can get to the airport only by taxi tomorrow Sunday 22nd, as all means of transport will be on strike. It costs approximately costs around 35 – 40 euros
    Safe trip

  6. admin says:

    Dear Terje,
    Did you mean Piraeus ? On Sunday you can get there only by Taxi. Ι’ve just contacted the Saronic Ferries to Poros, and they said the ferries will be working as usual tomorrow Sunday tel. 210.4117341 / 4171190 / 4126528

    best

  7. admin says:

    Dear Mo,

    We have no information of a strike on Monday. The 48-hour port workers’ strike ends tomorrow Sunday 22nd

  8. Guillermo says:

    Hello,

    I would like to know how can we get to the airport from Athens tomorrow (Sunday).

    Thank you

  9. admin says:

    Dear Terje,
    Did you mean Piraeus ? On Sunday you can get there only by Taxi. Ι’ve just contacted the Saronic Ferries to Poros, and they said the ferries will be working as usual tomorrow Sunday tel. 210.4117341 / 4171190 / 4126528

    best

  10. admin says:

    Here is the answer of our friend
    Kokkalis

    Dear Sultu,

    I ‘ve just heard that customs employees have also announced participation to strike. If you travel today or Sunday please be prepared for delays at the customs when you cross the Greek-Turkish borders. Safe trip !

  11. Mo says:

    Could you tell me if ferries will be operating on Monday I will be travelling from Kytheria to anti kytheria. Thank you

  12. admin says:

    Thank you for your help

  13. terje rendalsvik says:

    could someone tell me how to get to piers and then with a ferry to poros sunday afternoon?

  14. Visko says:

    I’m going to the airport (2 people) from Paleo Faliro on 22/05 around 3:30 AM.
    Anyone would like to share taxi?

    Thanks

  15. Kokkalis says:

    Dear Sultu,

    I ‘ve just heard that customs employees have also announced participation to strike. If you travel today or Sunday please be prepared for delays at the customs when you cross the Greek-Turkish borders. Safe trip.

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