Greece strike threatens travel chaos for Brits

Greece strike threatens travel chaos for Brits

Nationwide strikes across Greece could cause disruption for thousands of British holidaymakers this summer. Protesting truck drivers have reportedly stopped delivering fuel, food and medical stock to petrol stations across the country. According to the Guardian, tourists have had to abandon their cars and Greece’s Prime Minster George Papandreou has told drivers they will face heavy fines if they don’t go back to work. Its island and boat connections are also under threat as petrol supplies and food are already in short supply. “What we are seeing is a catastrophe for tourism, for our [debt-stricken] economy,” said an industry’s leading figures, Yannis Evangellou. “There have been hundreds of cancellations, particularly by tourists who had planned to drive into northern and central Greece.” The strike was launched last Monday but tourism officials have warned that even if the drivers stop striking today, disruption will continue for several days. Industrial action has been launched after government revealed it was to open up the freight industry.

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