Strike closes Acropolis, ancient sites in Greece

20 February 2017
728 Views

The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the government.

Monday’s protest was not directly related to Greece’s bailout measures, but the country’s left-wing government is under renewed international pressure to limit spending and agree with lenders on new austerity measures and reforms.

A union representing the striking workers is seeking additional staff and overtime pay.

A statement said: “We hope these problems — that have no fiscal impact — can be dealt with so that the Easter holidays and tourism season can start without any problems at museums and ancient sites.”

The hilltop buildings of the Acropolis overlooking Athens include the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike.

You may be interested

Greek real estate market still strong despite Covid-19 pandemic, report shows
FINANCE
shares16 views
FINANCE
shares16 views

Greek real estate market still strong despite Covid-19 pandemic, report shows

Panos - Jul 29, 2021

The Greek real estate market is demonstrating resilience in 2020 despite the fact that the pandemic had an overall negative impact on the…

Vaccinated travellers entering the UK from EU and USA will not be quarantined
TRAVEL
shares11 views
TRAVEL
shares11 views

Vaccinated travellers entering the UK from EU and USA will not be quarantined

Panos - Jul 29, 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers entering the UK from the European Union and the United States will not need to be quarantined…

EU signs deal for monoclonal antibody therapy
GREECE
shares13 views
GREECE
shares13 views

EU signs deal for monoclonal antibody therapy

Panos - Jul 29, 2021

The European Union has signed a contract with GlaxoSmithKline for the supply of up to 220,000 treatments of its investigational monoclonal antibody…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.