daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation All about taking us higher



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Closed Thread

 
Thread Tools
Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:44 PM   #1
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 75,406
Likes (Received): 6649

Greek General Strike to Disrupt Air Traffic Friday

Greek general strike to disrupt air traffic Friday

ATHENS, June 22 (AFP) - A 24-hour general strike on Friday in both the private sector and public utilities is expected to disrupt air transport at the height of the tourist season.

National carrier Olympic Airlines - the main tourist carrier serving the Greek islands - will be limited to one flight per destination during the day, it said Wednesday.

Foreign airlines may also have to modify their schedules if air traffic controllers join a three-hour work stoppage called by the union of civil servants (ADEDY) from 1000 to 1300 local time (0700 to 1000 GMT).

The action is part of a 24-hour general strike organised by the General Confederation of Workers (GSEE), the largest Greek union with 600,000 members, against government labour and tax policies.

Public transport in Athens is set to grind to a halt, and public utilities such as the state-run electricity and telephone companies will operate on limited capacity, GSEE official Manolis Kontopanos told AFP.

Ferry traffic to the Greek islands could also be affected as seamen are expected to join the strike, Kontopanos said.

Dock workers at the main Greek port of Piraeus have already pledged their support to GSEE's 24-hour initiative on Friday, prolonging an overtime pay dispute with the government that has disrupted commercial traffic deliveries for the past three weeks.

The dockers intend to maintain their protest until July 1, their union said.

Friday strike will intensify social unrest that began in the banking sector two weeks ago, with the 60,000-strong banking staff unions striking against government plans to reform the social insurance fund of their members.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg | Moscow | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Sydney | Hanoi | Bangkok | Prague

New York, London, Seoul, Taipei, Mumbai, Tokyo, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea  

Sponsored Links
 
Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:49 PM   #2
Giorgio
Registered User
 
Giorgio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 10,685
Likes (Received): 360

ahhh i love greece
__________________
Giorgio loves his posts
Giorgio no está en línea  
Old June 24th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #3
Paulo2004
Luso from Aveiro
 
Paulo2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lusitania
Posts: 4,706
Likes (Received): 27

Greece is beginning to feel the pressure after thinking that sport events qualifies them for world rich status, which obviously it is not. And beware....wait until the real deficit numbers are known. They will hit skyhigh.

Portugal felt this 3 months ago and finally measures are being taken to correct things here.
__________________

Por Portugal com paixão!- Murtosa em Fotos


For the best photos or information on Portugal, visit the PORTUGUESE FORUM.
Paulo2004 no está en línea  


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu