Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Protesting Greek Workers Close Acropolis Site

From The Associated Press, October 13, 2010 - 03:33 AM

Protesting Greek workers close Acropolis site, strike disrupts train services

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Protesting workers in debt-plagued Greece are blocking the entrance to the Acropolis, Athens' most popular tourist site, while a railway workers' strike is disrupting train services.
Culture ministry workers on short-term contracts are pressing the government to renew their contracts, many of which expire at the end of this month. It is unclear how long they will keep up Wednesday's blockade of the Acropolis.
Train services are also disrupted by rolling strikes Wednesday, as unions protest against government plans to reform the debt-ridden state railway company. The strike will stop all train services on Thursday.
Greece is in the midst of a painful austerity program, taken to address a major debt crisis.

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