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No ferries on May 1st 2017 as Greek sailors on 24h strike

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on Monday, May 1, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.

Among claims, the Greek seamen are demanding that their labor and social security rights are restored to pre-memorandum levels and that collective labor agreements will be in effect for workers of all categories of ships for 2017. The ferry workers are also protesting against uninsured labor and increased unemployment in their sector.

The strike will run 00:01-24:00.

Travelers that have booked ferry tickets are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information. Passengers whose trip is cancelled due to the strike are entitled to a full refund of their ticket.

No other announcements have been made at the moment that involve other means of transport. (

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  1. I don’t understand how unions in Greece keeps striking! Do they still get paid? I am all for rights, but it seems that if they are striking about wages etc. that striking leaves one without pay. In the states you do not get paid to strike. Do the unions have a strike fund?

  2. keeptalkinggreece

    most unions have strike fund

  3. B Raesis, the whole point of unions is the ability to act as a unity, including the ability to strike.

  4. Greece is a communist country. Unions of the protected professions can do whatever they like.