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Sailors’ 48h strike: Ferries, ships docked in Greece’s ports

January 23, 2023
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Ships and ferries will be docked at the ports of Greece as sailors’ unions have announced a 48-hour nationwide strike on February 8 and 9, 2023.

“A 48-hour nationwide strike has been decided in all categories of ships, on February 8 and 9, as well as the initiation of procedures to amend the federation’s statutes”, the relevant announcement stated.

The strike was voted by the three seafarers’ unions, the Panhellenic Union of Merchant Marine Engineers, the Panhellenic Union of Junior Crews Machanis E.N. “O Stephenson” and the Panhellenic Professional Union of Chefs E.N..

According to the unions, “the 48-hour strike is a continuation of the strike mobilizations on October 25 and November 9, which were signaled by the massive – decisive participation of the sailors, the workers, sending a hopeful message of resistance and disobedience to the anti-popular policy.”

The unions demand new collective bargain, wages increases appropriate to the inflation, improvement of working conditions that will not undermine the safety of human lives. measures for the unemployed in their sector, health care benefits.

if you plan to travel by ferry or ship on February 8-9, contact local port authorities or travel agents.

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