48-hour Strikes Coming to Greece

 26 Jan 2016    Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Carriers, Container Handling, Going Places, Politics, Port Governance, Port Planning, Ports

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 48-hour strike in Greece on January 27, 2016, 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 and end at 06:00 on 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 crew members will not be attending the 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. 

ISS Greece is working to minimise delays and will keep clients updated.

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