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Greece strike underway

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28 June 2011 by Luke McCormick

A 48-hour general strike is underway in Greece, with disruption to flights and key services expected.

Airports are expected to be shut for hours at a time over the next two days as air traffic controllers walk out. The general strike is disrupting or halting most public services in Greece, with doctors, ambulance drivers and other key workers taking part.

The association of British travel agents (ABTA) said in a statement: "We have been advised that Greek Air Traffic Controllers will be taking strike action on 28th and 29th June. The action will take place between 0500 GMT (0800 Greek Local time) to 0900 GMT (1200 Greek Local Time) and 1500GMT (1800 Greek Local Time) to 1900GMT (2200 Greek Local Time)".

Athens International Airport has announced that a number of flights have been cancelled form 0730 onwards.

The airport operator said in a statement: "Due to the participation of the Union of the Greek Air Traffic Controllers in the strike of the Supreme Administration of Greek Civil Servants Trade Unions (ADEDY), there will be no flights to or from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" on Tuesday 28.06.2011 and on Wednesday 29.06.2011, from 08:00 to 12:00 & from 18:00 to 22:00 hrs."

In addition there will be no public transport to and from the airport. This includes suburban train, metro and bus services. 

Trains, buses and ferries are also stopping, however in Athens the metro will be the only form of transport in operation ‘so as to allow Athenians to join the planned protests in the capital', metro drivers said.

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