Inchcape Shipping Services has warned of a new 48-hour strike in Greece starting tomorrow which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging.
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 06:00 local time on 27 January and end at 06:00 on 29 January.
“During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports,” Inchcape reported.
Tugboats in Thessaloniki are expected to work normally on these dates as these crew will not be attending this strike.
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.