Greek transport workers continue strike
Striking underground railway workers have defied a court order to return to work and are continuing their protest for a sixth day, as demonstrations against new pay cuts escalate in Greece’s capital.
A union representing workers at the Athens Metro continued the action today, a day after a court declared it illegal.
Workers at the state-run city bus, trolley-bus and tram systems were also planning work stoppages, causing extensive traffic problems around the city during the morning rush-hour.
The government in cash-strapped Greece has imposed a new round of salary cuts by broadening pay scales in the public sector.