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Planned strikes will affect public transport in Greece today and tomorrow, 16 and 17 June 2010.
On 16 June there is a 24 hour strike on the Athens Metro. Other means of public transport will operate as normal. A protest rally by civil service and private sector trade unions will take place at 1900 in Klafthmonos Square, central Athens.
On 17 June, all public transport in Athens and Greek railways throughout Greece will be suspended due to a strike between 1100 and 1600. Services will operate as normal outside of these hours; but some railway journeys could be cancelled. Passengers are advised to call 1110 (from Greece) or 00 30 210 5298829 (from outside Greece), or check the TRAINOSE website for further information on Greek railways.
Regular strikes and demonstrations are likely to take place throughout Greece during June. Strikes and demonstrations are sometimes called at short notice and can cause disruption to public transport in and out of Greece (including air travel).
For more information, see the Foreign Office Travel Advice for Greece.