Seamen decide on additional two-day strike next week


The union representing Greek seamen, PNO, on Thursday decided on fresh strike action for January 27 and 28, on top of a two-day strike that ended on the same day.

The union is protesting the government’s planned pension reform, which will affect the seamen’s social security fund.

The strike will begin at 6 a.m. on January 27 and end at 6 a.m. on January 29, meaning there will be no ferry boat services to and from the islands.

Also on Thursday, the 14 unions that comprise PNO agreed to join a general strike on February 4.