Greek maritime unions hold 48-hour strike this week over pensions
A 48-HOUR strike in Greece starting on January 27 is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports.
The strike action has been announced by the Hellenic Crew Union and the Towage and Salvage Crew Union of Piraeus and is scheduled to start at 6am Wednesday January 27 and end at 6am on Friday January 29.
"During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports. Tug boats in Thessaloniki are expected to work normally on these dates as these crew will not be attending this strike," said Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) customer advisory.
The action has been called by the unions in response to the government's planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.