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Offline TonyKath

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #200 on: Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 13:30:25 »
Does anyone know if the buses are OK on 17/05 as I'm travelling from Preveza to Ioannina.   

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #201 on: Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 16:38:49 »
Haven't seen any mention of buses being out of service but a possibility. As it's critical to you it may be best to check with KTEL:
http://ktelbus.com/?module=default&pages_id=15&lang=en

And check again nearer the date.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #202 on: Monday, 08 May, 2017 @ 18:59:19 »
Thanks Maik.   :btu:

I suspect the buses aren't included but it is crucial as you say.  I've tried getting reliable and up to date info out of KTEL sites... so I'll probably phone them!  Preveza KTEL has at least three numbers for its ticket office so you see what I mean!

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #203 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 16:46:48 »
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Greek hospital doctors have announced a 48-hour strike on May 17 and 18 in response to the “unpopular measures” included in the recent deal between the government and the country’s international creditors.

Bus routes will also be disrupted due to intermittent work stoppages on May 16, 17 and 18.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218384/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-hospital-doctors-announce-48-hour-strike

 :hmm: Looks as though you might be inconvenienced, Tony. Hope you have a good break, anyway.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #204 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 16:50:24 »
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The Athens Mass Transit System (OASA) has declared a series of industrial actions that will disrupt public transport on May 16 and 18 in Athens. The workers’ union issued a statement protesting against the government’s agreement to a new memorandum linked to a set of harsh measures against social groups and employees. Buses will not be running on May 16 from 11am till 4pm, on May 17 and 18 from the start of the shift till 9am and from 9pm till the end of the shift.
http://en.protothema.gr/athens-mass-transport-oasa-strikes-on-may-1617-and-18/
« Last Edit: Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 16:55:40 by Maik »

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #205 on: Saturday, 13 May, 2017 @ 18:57:21 »
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Greek hospital doctors have announced a 48-hour strike on May 17 and 18 in response to the “unpopular measures” included in the recent deal between the government and the country’s international creditors.

Bus routes will also be disrupted due to intermittent work stoppages on May 16, 17 and 18.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218384/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-hospital-doctors-announce-48-hour-strike

 :hmm: Looks as though you might be inconvenienced, Tony. Hope you have a good break, anyway.

Thanks Maik. I phoned the ticket office at Preveza KTEL (seeing that they hadn't replied to my message off their site).  A nice man told me there wouldn't be a problem.  And I'm not planning on seeing a doctor.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #206 on: Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 @ 13:26:39 »
The Kefalonia mail arrives from the mainland, while the ferries are on strike.


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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #207 on: Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 @ 22:55:20 »
Message from Monarch a few hours ago.  Greek ATC on strike from 0900 to 1300 tomorrow, so my flight delayed by 5 hours.   At least Monarch are on the ball letting pax know.

All part of the adventure of independent travel to Greece!

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #208 on: Wednesday, 17 May, 2017 @ 19:05:15 »
Blimey, Rog, the mail still gets through!?! Is the government sending lots of bills out, or summat?

PNO strike continues:

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PNO Announces New Strike, No Ferries in Greece on May 18-19

Ferries in Greece will be docked for four days in a row, due to strike action of the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO).

PNO announced on Tuesday that it will hold a second 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 00:01 on Thursday, May 18, until 24:00 on Friday May 19. The industrial action will follow a strike scheduled to run from 00:01 on Tuesday, May 16, until 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/05/16/pno-new-strike-no-ferries-greece-may-18-19

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #209 on: Saturday, 20 May, 2017 @ 16:58:43 »
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4-day nationwide strike called by local authority staff unions in Greece

Municipal services throughout the country are set to shut down for four days, from Saturday until the following Tuesday, due to strike action announced by local authority staff unions demanding permanent jobs for local government contract workers and municipal nursery employees.

Municipal authorities have appealed to local residents and businesses to avoid putting rubbish out onto the street until the strike ends, while scheduled sports and cultural events have been cancelled.
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/25383-4-day-nationwide-strike-called-by-local-authority-staff-unions-in-greece.html