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Greek transport hit by general strike

Greek transport hit by general strike

Travellers to Greece are likely to see some disruption to air traffic over the next two days, as a general strike hits the country.

However, air passengers may be spared the worst the unrest, with a planned 48 general strike reduced to 12 hours among air traffic controllers.

Severe austerity measures in the country, as Greece seeks to meet fiscal conditions imposed by an International Monetary Fund/European Central Bank bail out.

Workers are expected to walk out across the country, with most public services halted.

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) warned of further strikes moving forward:

“Industrial action in October is affecting transport services in Greece, including air travel,” read a statement.

“Visitors should expect regular strikes and demonstrations.

“These are sometimes called at short notice and can cause disruption to public transport in and out of Greece (including air travel and ports).”