Acropolis workers go on strike after being forced to work in 45C heat

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Acropolis staff will go on strike from Thursday to protest being forced to work in 45C heat, their union has announced.

Employees at the Greek tourist attraction will stop working from 4pm for four hours a day. They say the work stoppage is aimed at protecting the health of the security staff and visitors.

‌“Given the problems we have faced … in recent days, measures have been unanimously decided,” the PEYFA union, which represents the striking workers, said, adding that temperatures have already surpassed 45C.

‌The hill in Athens - home to the Parthenon temple and visited by millions of holidaymakers every year – closed last Friday for three days because of the heat but was reopened on Monday.

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