Sailors to keep ferries tied up Wednesday, Thursday


Greek seamen have launched another two-day strike this week, meaning that all ferry boats will stay tied up at port from 6 a.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Friday.

Their union, PNO, has also decided to participate in a nationwide strike on Thursday, February 4, in protest at planned social security reforms.

PNO’s action is expected to put more pressure on Greece’s eastern islands, which have received over 11,000 migrants and asylum-seekers from Turkey in three days, and will be unable to transfer them to the mainland by ferry. This week's strike comes on top of more action earlier this month.