Strikes have commenced at major commercial ports in Greece, which will stop work for up to 48 hours.
The Seamen’s Union and the Crew Union of Towage and Salvage commenced industrial action at 06:00hrs (local time) today at the ports of Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara.
The work stoppage is scheduled to terminate at 06:00hrs on May 8, but is expected to be continued by a further 24 hours until 06:00hrs on Monday May 9, according to an advisory from Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS).
The strike will affect domestic ferries and commercial vessels, which will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports during the stoppage period.
Public transport employees, hospital personnel, employees at oil installations and journalists are also participating in the general strike in Greece today, which is protesting the government’s planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.