The conflict between the Greek coalition government and the seamen union escaled on Tuesday after the government decided to issue “civil mobilization” orders. The seamen union PNO at Piraeus port, the biggest in the country, decided to reject the ‘civil mobilization’ orders and urged its members to refuse to take them.
Strikers, supporters and Communist party union PAME members at Piraeus port.
According to latest information, ferries and ships will undock from other ports of the country as of Wednesday 6 o’clock in the morning , but not from Piraeus.
Tonight, at least two ferries are expected to leave the ports of Iraklio and Souda on the island of Crete and transport sensitive agricultural products to Piraeus.
Meanwhile private and public sector unions GSEE, ADEDY and OTA (municipalities) declared a 24-hour strike in the prefecture of Attica for tomorrow Wednesday, February 6th 2013 out of solidarity with the seamen.
A protest rally will start at 10:30 a.m. at Agios Dionysios Church area and a march to Maritime Ministry in Piraeus.