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Greek truckers' strike comes to end

Greek truckers have announced they are ending their seven-day strike and entering talks with the government over opening up their closed-shop profession.

The strike seriously disrupted supplies of fuel and other goods to markets, but the government's decision to commandeer strikers' vehicles on Friday has largely filled petrol pumps again, even though many truckers refused to obey the mobilisation orders.

Army vehicles have helped supply fuel to airports, hospitals and power stations.

The head of the truckers' union said members will resume work on Monday but warned of further strikes if the government "backs down from their commitments," without specifying what the commitments were.

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