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Athens metro employees on strike hold a meeting at their network's headquarters on January 24, 2013 in Athens, after Greek government ordered a civil mobilisation to break their eight-day metro standstill. The Greek government on Thursday faced internal dissent and the threat of a general transport strike after attempting to break an eight-day metro standstill.The government ordered a civil mobilisation to force the Athens metro staff to return to work, but the move was immmediately criticised by a leftist party that is part of the ruling coalition. Metro strikers reacted by barricading themselves inside the network's headquarters near Athens. Other unions from the public bus and train networks have pledged their support.Metro staff oppose government plans to reduce their pay and equate it with the broader public sector, part of reforms tied to the country's massive EU-IMF loan bailout. AFP PHOTO/ Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Athens metro employees on strike hold a meeting at their network's headquarters on January 24, 2013 in Athens, after Greek government ordered a civil mobilisation to break their eight-day metro standstill. The Greek government on Thursday faced internal dissent and the threat of a general transport strike after attempting to break an eight-day metro standstill.The government ordered a civil mobilisation to force the Athens metro staff to return to work, but the move was immmediately criticised by a leftist party that is part of the ruling coalition. Metro strikers reacted by barricading themselves inside the network's headquarters near Athens. Other unions from the public bus and train networks have pledged their support.Metro staff oppose government plans to reduce their pay and equate it with the broader public sector, part of reforms tied to the country's massive EU-IMF loan bailout. AFP PHOTO/ Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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January 24, 2013
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Athens metro employees on strike hold a meeting at their network's... News Photo 159977245Athens - Greece,Break,City,Employment Issues,Government,Greece,Greek Culture,Headquarters,Hold,Horizontal,Labor,Meeting,Metro,Network,Occupation,Order,StrikePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPAthens metro employees on strike hold a meeting at their network's headquarters on January 24, 2013 in Athens, after Greek government ordered a civil mobilisation to break their eight-day metro standstill. The Greek government on Thursday faced internal dissent and the threat of a general transport strike after attempting to break an eight-day metro standstill.The government ordered a civil mobilisation to force the Athens metro staff to return to work, but the move was immmediately criticised by a leftist party that is part of the ruling coalition. Metro strikers reacted by barricading themselves inside the network's headquarters near Athens. Other unions from the public bus and train networks have pledged their support.Metro staff oppose government plans to reduce their pay and equate it with the broader public sector, part of reforms tied to the country's massive EU-IMF loan bailout. AFP PHOTO/ Louisa Gouliamaki (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)