Ships docked at Greek ports on Monday, Tuesday due to strike

ANA/MPA – Greece’s seamen’s federation (PNO) has declared a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday to protest the bailout programs and demands of Greece’s lenders, according to the union’s announcement. The strike will keep passenger vessels docked from 06:00 on Monday morning to 06:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

In a press release, PNO calls on travellers to show understanding for the strike, over what it called the destruction of the seamen’s pension fund (NAT), the reduction of permanent positions on passenger ships, which it charges endangers sea travel and passengers, a reduction in pensions to extremely low levels, and an overall effort by the state to dismantle and destroy medical and social insurance for both retired and active seamen.

The union also called on private companies whose vessels are used to transport refugees and other third country nationals, who landed on various Aegean islands, to the mainland to complete all routes by midnight Sunday.

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