Greek metro halted, ships docked in protest over right to strike

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The Athens subway came to a standstill on Friday as Greeks protested against new reforms that Parliament is set to approve on Jan. 15 in return for bailout funds, including restrictions on the right to strike.

In the first major industrial upheaval of 2018, the shutdown of the Athens metro, used by some 938,000 commuters daily, caused traffic gridlock in the city of 3.8 million people.

Ships were unable to sail as workers went on strike and state-run hospitals had to rely on reserve staff as doctors walked off the job. More work stoppages were expected on Monday.

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Greek metro halted, ships docked in protest over right to strike


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