Strike brings Athens Metro to a standstill, streets gridlocked
October 26, 2017
ATHENS (Reuters) – The Athens Metro came to a standstill on Thursday when workers in the Greek capital began a 24-hour strike to oppose the possible privatization of the rail operator.
The strike disrupted the daily commute for thousands of Athenians and caused gridlock on streets leading to the city center.
Metro workers are protesting the transfer of Attiko Metro operator and other state-owned enterprises to a sovereign wealth fund set up under the latest international bailout with the EU and the IMF.