Sailors prepare to strike on May Day

People expecting to travel by ferry this weekend could face problems as sailors have decided to strike on Sunday to mark May Day and to draw attention to several demands relating to work conditions.

A number of unions representing particular groups of seamen have called a strike from midnight on Saturday to midnight on Sunday.

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO), which represents all sailors, has called a work stoppage for Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m.

Travelers are advised to contact their ferry company to check how the action might affect their service.

Among the demands being put forward by the unions are a change to the law, which they say promotes unregistered labor in the sector, the signing of collective contracts that would apply to all seamen and job security for all Greek sailors.

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