Greek ports to be hit by 48-hour strike

Greece is set to be hit by a 48-hour strike that will impact commercial vessels calling at major ports and domestic and local ferries.

According to Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a 48-hour strike had been called by the Seaman’s Union of Greece from today (January 20) and would affect the ports of Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi, Megara and Thessaloniki for cargo discharging.

“The Crew Union of Towage and Salvage and the Tug Boats Crew Union of Thessaloniki have confirmed their participation on the strike which is scheduled to start at 6am local time on 20 January and end at 6am on 22 January. During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports,” ISS said.

The strike is over planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages. 

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