Ferry Strike Expected in Greece on Friday

By ,   January 11, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Travelers planning ferry trips in Greece on Friday, January 12, are being advised to check their schedules as a 24-hour strike is expected.

PNO (Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation) called the industrial action over what it called “cuts and regulations of the third memorandum as a result of the bailout requirements”. And it will see all Greek ferries docked for 24 hours.

PNO members are unhappy about increase in unemployment, pension cuts, use of uninsured labor and running of seamen’s social security fund, or NAT.

Port of Piraeus

Lawmakers in Greece are currently reviewing proposed economic reforms ahead of a 3rd review of country’s bailout program.

Further strike action might be taken if the demands are not met, according to the PNO.

All travelers who hold booked ferry tickets or are due to depart are advised to contact local port authorities for further information or get in touch with their travel agents.