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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Greek metro workers continue strike

Published 22/01/2013 | 08:30

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A elderly man passes a closed metro station during a strike in Athens (AP)

Striking underground railway workers have defied a court order to return to work and are continuing their protest for a sixth day, as demonstrations against new pay cuts escalate in Greece's capital.

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A union representing workers at the Athens Metro continued the action, a day after a court declared it illegal.

Workers at the state-run city bus, trolley-bus and tram systems were also planning work stoppages, causing extensive traffic problems around the city during the morning rush-hour.

The government in cash-strapped Greece has imposed a new round of salary cuts by broadening pay scales in the public sector.

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