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Greece’s public sector, seamen on 24-hour strike on June 16

Greece’s  public sector and the seamen union have called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday, June 16, to protest the planned Labor Law. Public sector union umbrella ADEDY will hold a protest rally in downtown Athens at 11 a.m. Ferries and ships will remain docked for 24 hours. In …

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Striking seamen disrupt ferry services on Thursday morning

Ferry services to the Greek islands were disrupted Thursday morning after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union members blockaded the entrance to ferries in the main port of Piraeus, preventing anyone from boarding. Hundreds of passengers with their suitcases gathered at …

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Greece’s Seamen Union moves 24h strike to June 10

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has moved the date of its 24-hour strike for all ship categories to Thursday, June 10, between 00:01 until 24:00 on that day, instead of Thursday, June 3. The new strike date will coincide with a nationwide general strike called by the General Confederation of …

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Ferries and ships docked on May 6 due to strike

Ferries and ships will remain docked across the country’s ports on Thursday May 6, under a 24-hour strike called in observance of Labor Day, the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced on Thursday. They also called for protection of collective labor agreements and of standing working hours in the sector, among …

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Greece’s seamen to launch 48-hour strike on Feb 23-24

The Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN) announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all categories of ships on February 23-24, 2021. “Last July, the government introduced and voted Law 4714/2020 in Parliament , which dealt an overwhelming blow to the institution of Collective Labour Agreements in seafaring, while paving …

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Greece increases ferries and ships capacity to 80%-85%, despite cases surge

Despite surge of coronavirus cases in the last days and new imposed restrictions, Greece’s Shipping Ministry decide to increase the number of passengers ships and ferries are allowed to transport. the capacity increases from 60% and 65% to 80% and 85%. Capacity increases to 80% for ships without cabins and …

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Greece increases capacity for travel with ferries and ships

Greece’s Shipping Ministry announced on Wednesday the increase of capacity for travel with ferries and ships. ferries. The loosening of the restriction is attributed to the limited infection rates from coronavirus in the country. The maximum passenger capacity allowed on ferries increases to 60% – from 50% currently- for  ships …

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Travel within Greece: Health protocols for planes, ferries, trains, buses

Travel conditions within Greece change as the ban to move from prefecture to prefecture is lifted on Monday, May 18, 2020. Travels within the mainland, as well as the islands of Crete and Evia are permitted with special health protocols. Travel to the remaining islands are most probably to be …

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Ferries docked due to gusty winds, temperature drop, snow #StayHome

Stormy winds up to 9 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea forced authorities to halt sea traffic on Monday morning. A barometric low  strikes Greece since Sunday night with temperature drop, rainfalls especially in Crete and even snow in the North of the country. Video: Kozani, West Macedonia, Mar 15 Stormy …

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