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Greece transport strike hits Athens; power company workers stop printing of bills with new tax
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ' Public transport in Greece's capital has ground to a halt once more as workers start a 48-hour strike against new austerity measures imposed by the government.
Separately, state power company employees have occupied the company's building to prevent electricity bills including a new property tax from being issued.
The strikes and occupation Thursday are the latest in a series of walkouts, sit-ins at government buildings and protests as unions lash out against the austerity measures the government is putting in place to ensure it qualifies for loans from its euro110 billion ($151 billion) international bailout package that is preventing it from defaulting.
State television and radio journalists, lawyers, hospital doctors, teachers, customs and tax officers, seamen and municipal workers have also either walked off the job or are planning strikes in the coming days.