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24-hour Ferry Strike at Piraeus Port on Thursday

Five seamen’s unions have announced a 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 24, at the Piraeus Port, which is expected to cause disruption to ferry transport in Greece.

The strike concerns the seamen of the ships that will be located in the entire geographical area of the port of Piraeus. Due to the strike, all ships in Piraeus on Thursday will not sail out of the port.

The strike will run from 00:01 on Thursday until midnight.

It should be noted that the strike does not affect ferries entering Piraeus Port from other destinations.

Travelers who have booked ferry tickets for September 24, are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information.

According to an announcement by the five unions, the seamen are striking in protest to a recent regulation of the Shipping Ministry, which allows Greek-flag merchant ships over 3,000 total tonnage (GRT) to sign international collective agreements (PNO ITF TCC or PNO IBF) for junior crews, as well as for the positions of second lieutenant and third engineer.

Other demands include the signing of a new collective labor contract and salary increases.

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