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Greek commuters hit by one-day strike

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Greek commuters hit by one-day strike

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Public transport has come to a virtual standstill in Athens with a one-day strike hitting train, bus and tram services.

Workers are protesting against reforms of their sector, with plans to streamline services.

The strike went ahead despite a court ruling that it would be illegal.

One woman in Athens said: “I can understand the workers. The (austerity) measures are definitely harsh for everyone. But as a citizen I need to be able to get around. A solution has to be found that works for the employees but also for the rest of us.”

Greece’s Socialist government is struggling to push through reforms demanded by the international community in exchange for bail-out loans.