Greek Ferry Crews End Strike

By ,   September 4, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Greek ferry crews ended a strike that left tens of thousands of islanders and travelers stranded for over a day.

PNO, Greece's main seamen's union, decided on Tuesday, September 4, to return to work immediately, after Greek ferry operators offered a 2% pay increase following an 8-year freeze due to country's debt crisis.

Port of Santorini Island (Greece)

Image: Port Santorini (Greece)

That means that now ferries go back sailing as soon as possible, instead of after 6:00 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Wednesday, September 5, when the strike had been due to end.

Initially, PNO had been pressing for a 5% pay hike.