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Change in international flights due to strike of civil servants tomorrow

06 October 2010 / 17:10:39  GRReporter
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Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air canceled flights and changed hours of departure tomorrow. The airlines will join the 24-hour strike that the employees of the public sector will organize in Athens and Thessaloniki. Civil aviation and air traffic controllers will strike from 15.00 to 19.00.

Aegean Airlines canceled 15 flights scheduled for this period. Departure and return flights from Athens to Chios, Alexandropoulos, Kalamata, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Chania are canceled. The flights A3 114 Athens-Thessaloniki, A3 661 Athens-Iraklio and A3 319 Iraklio-Athens are also canceled. Meanwhile, the hours of 18 national and 35 international flights were changed.

Olympic Air cancelled 16 flights. Departure and return flights from Athens to Thessaloniki, Santorini, Ikaria, Paros, Syros, Milos, Kythira, Astipalea, Samos, Rhodes, Mykonos and Alexandropoulos are canceled. Canceled are also the flights Rhodes-Karpathos-Rhodes, Rhodes-Kastelorizo-Rhodes, Thessaloniki-Rhodes-Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki-Mytilene- Thessaloniki. Olympic Air changed the hours of 18 national and 13 international flights.

The airlines informed that they will get in touch with most of the passengers of the canceled flights to inform them of the changes and organize the change to other flights. Passengers can get more information on the following numbers: Aegean Airlines – 11 20 801 000 for fixed and 210 626 1000 for mobile phones and Olympic Air – 801 801 0101 for fixed and 210 355 0500 for mobile phones.

The strike of ADEDY, the union of Greek civil servants, will start at Klatmonos Suqare in Athens at 11.30 am. Representatives of the union of the Communist Party of Greece, PAME, will gather at Omonia Square in the city center at 11:00 am.

The union of the Communist Party will begin the demonstration at Aristotle's Square in Thessaloniki at 10:00 am. The civil servants will join the demonstration at 11.30 am.

Government officials, tax offices, customs officials, working in municipalities and county governments will take part in the general strike. Teachers and university professors, doctors and employees of state hospitals will go on strike too. The protest is against the policy of the Memorandum, which civil servants described as antisocial. The president of the union of Greek civil servants, Spyros Papaspyros stressed that the public sector employees will not enter into dialogue with the government concerning the new salary system, if the losses that the government policy in 2010 has caused are not offset and if the overall negotiations are not taken into consideration.

Tags: StrikeDemonstrationsAthensTrade unionsCivil servantsADEDYPAME
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