8-Oct-2010 11:20 AM

Greek civil servants embark on 24-hour strike, grounding flights

Greece's civil servants embarked on a 24-hour strike on 07-Oct-2010 in protest over the government's austerity programme forcing the cancellation of several domestic and international services as air traffic controllers joined the strike (New Kerala/Arab News, 07-Oct-2010). Civil servants union ADEDY says that civil servants and government officials have lost 25% of their income in cuts introduced over the past 10 months. Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines cancelled 47 domestic services and rescheduled 82 domestic and international flights.