Sailors call off ferry strike

Ferries will be operating normally on Tuesday as Greece’s seamen have decided to call of their strike due to the latest political and economic developments.

The seamen’s union, PNO, called the strike because they feel their collective work contracts are not being respected by some firms.

However, PNO said Sunday that the strike would be postponed so passengers would be free to travel ahead of Sunday’s referendum on whether Greeks should accept lenders’ bailout proposals.

In a related development, a passenger vessel carrying 18 people and eight crew ran aground off Aegina. There were no injuries. A tugboat pulled the tourist vessel to safety.

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