On Saturday it was announced that ferries will not be running as the umbrella union of Greek seamen, PNO will be holding a strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
This strike is taking place as seamen are becoming increasingly concerned regarding the planned amendments to a special tax regime that the government is said to be set to initiate, sources report.
Also reported is that PNO is expected to be joining in several other protests in the upcoming weeks including this Monday at the shipping port of Piraeus just southwest of Athens. The protestors have announced that they will be marching to the Shipping Ministry.
Another event that may impact ferries running is that the semen of PNO have announced that they will also be taking part in a protest organized by the private sector union, GSEE and the public sector’s ADEDY on Thursday. All of the protests are concerning the same issues of tax reforms that are planned to be imposed on the seamen.
PNO has stated that it will not back down and stop protesting until the government stops the proposed actions, sources report.