20 January – 48 hour general strike in Greece
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike of the Seamen’s Union in Greece on 20 January, which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries, and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi, Megara and Thessaloniki ports 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 06:00 local time on 20 January and end at 06:00 on 22 January. During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports.
The action has been called by the union in response to the Government’s planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.
ISS Greece is working with its clients to minimise delays and will keep its clients updated.
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