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Ferries to remain docked at Greece’s ports due to seamen’s 48h strike

Ferries will remained docked at the country’s port as Greece’s Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation PNO is launching a 48-hour strike starting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

The two-day PNO strike by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) starts at 6.01 a.m. and ends at 6:01 a.m. on Friday, November 12.

The Federation has warned that the strike “may escalate”.

PNO’s main demand is for a new collective labor agreement with “essential” wage increases, better shifts, prompter backpay and more hiring to offset unemployment in the sector.

The union also claims that efforts to stem the pandemic have led to measures that act against workers’ interests.

PNO workers will gather for a protest rally at the port of Piraeus at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

+++ If you plan to travel by sea by ferries or small ships Nov 10-11-12, 2021 contact local port authorities and travel agents.

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  1. How many of these 24 and 48 hour strikes have really improved the life of the workers? And why do the people always pay the price for these strikes? If they want to affect the companies why not just take the passengers for free.

  2. I think they work very hard for their wage! Those boats are always on the move and never seem to stay in-port for more than a few hours to unload and re-load lorries, cars and passengers.

    I understand that Greece is a poor nation and these lockdowns can’t have helped the economy, but surely they deserve some recognition for their hard work? If you improve pay and conditions, you get a better and happier workforce!