Greek truckers suspend 7-day strike, will talk with government; fuel supplies largely restored

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek truckers have announced they are ending their seven-day strike and entering into talks with the government over opening up their profession to non-union members.

The strike seriously disrupted supplies of fuel and other goods to markets, but the government's decision on Friday to commandeer the strikers' vehicles has largely filled gasoline pumps again, even though many truckers refused to obey the mobilization orders. Army vehicles have helped supply fuel to airports, hospitals and power stations.

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