Greek ferries will remain moored in their ports on Wednesday as a labor strike by the country’s seamen paralyzes the industry.
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.
Government plans to allow non-EU ships to use Greek ports and hire non-Greek crews have also fueled anger among union members.
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”.