The Straits Times
Published on Jan 31, 2013

Greek doctors, public transport workers on strike


ATHENS (AP) - Public transport workers in the Greek capital walked off the job on Thursday in a 24-hour strike, snarling traffic around Athens, while a doctors' strike has left hospitals functioning with emergency staff.

Athens was without buses, suburban rail and trolleys, while dock workers began a 48-hour strike that was to leave islands without ferries for two days.

Hospital doctors and ambulance workers were also on strike for the day.

The civil servants' union has declared a three-hour work stoppage at all public services from noon in solidarity, which was expected to shut down post offices, tax offices and other services.