Railroad staff to continue strike through Friday

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Railroad employees said they will continue their strike action through Friday, they said on Wednesday, a decision that will suspend national and  suburban railroad schedules.

Representatives of the national federation of workers at railroad and fixed-track transport means (POS-MST) said in a statement it demanded safe, high-quality, and public train service. They also added it will table its proposals to restart train services at their meeting on Thursday morming with Minister of State responsible for Transportation & Infrastructure Giorgos Gerapetritis.

Railroad employees have been on strike after the deadly collision of a passenger train with a freight one late at night on February 28. At least 56 people died in the accident and dozens were injured. The incident has led to rallies, protests, strikes, and calls for investigation and punishment of those responsible.

Following the end of the strike, the POS-MST members said, "we will redetermine our stance, since our struggle to find those responsible and for transportation safety does not end here: we owe it as the least tribute to all our fellow-human beings who perished at the tragic accident." 

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