Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48-hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece today, 6 May.
The strike is expected to affect all domestic and local ferry routes as well as commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging.
The Crew Union of Towage and Salvage has also confirmed participation in the strike which started at 06:00 local time and is scheduled to finish at 06:00 on 8 May.
It is expected that a second 24-hour strike will also be announced from 06:00 on 8 May until 0600 on Monday 9 May, directly following the first strike.
During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports. The action has been called by the union in response to the Government’s planned changes to labour and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.
A General Strike is also taking place today in Greece which includes public transport employees, hospital personnel, employees at oil installations and journalists.
ISS Greece is working with its clients to minimise delays and will keep its clients updated.
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