Two trains collide in Greece: death toll rises to 57, protest against defeat

At least 57 people are missing after two trains collided head-on in Greece on Tuesday evening, killing at least 57 people, according to a new provisional police report. “Death toll 57”Police spokeswoman Constantia Dimoglido said Thursday evening and “Someone could have been on the train without being reported missing by relatives.”.

A 24-hour strike initiated by the Panhellenic Railway Confederation has brought rail traffic to a standstill in Greece. The collision of two trains should be condemned.

In calling for a strike, the Federation unites all unions of railway workers and condemns “This led to the disrespect shown by governments over time to Greek railwaysTuesday’s train accident.

Unfortunately, our constant demands for more permanent staff, better training, but above all the adoption of modern security technologies, have all been thrown away for good.“, mention the unions. An intercity train owned by Hellenic Railways, which is responsible for the transport sector railways in Greece, has also stopped. Employees of the Athens Metro are also on strike. The Athens Metro Employees’ Union (SELMA) explains”There are common problems“With the railway company.”For years, our union has been complaining about shortage of materials, spare parts, shortage of workers […]This forces existing employees to work stricter hours“, he underlines.

The transport sector, named Hellenic Rail, was privatized in 2017 after the split from the Greek railway company OSE and was bought by the Italian public company Ferrovie Di Stato Italiane (FS) under a privatization plan demanded by the country’s creditors (ECB, EU). IMF) during the economic crisis (2009-2018).

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