Seamen’s union announces 48-hour strike starting Friday


Greece’s seamen’s union, the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO), Thursday announced a 48-hour strike for all categories of ships, starting Friday. 

PNO is demanding wage increases in the collective bargaining agreements for 2020-21 and solutions to problems relating to social insurance, pensions, education, unemployment, undeclared work and many others. 

The union accuses employers of “stonewalling” the union and refusing to change its “negative position” or offer real wage increases to seamen. 

The strike will end at midnight Friday.