Looming Strike Could Paralyze Greek Ferry Services



A transport strike will paralyze Greek ferries later this month, as dockworkers take industrial action for 24 hours.

The Greek seamen’s union federation PNO said its members will down tools on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. the following day.

Ferries will be affected, hitting transport links as the Spring tourism season takes off.

A shipping ministry decision to allow cargo vessels to sail with a minimal crew prompted the action, which labor activists say could cost jobs across the industry.

Another 24-hour PNO strike in January affected travelers making ferry journeys in Greece. The union called the industrial action over what it called “cuts and regulations of the third memorandum as a result of the bailout requirements”.