Port workers to strike against privatization of Piraeus and Thessaloniki port authorities


Port workers announced Tuesday they will be holding a strike on Friday to protest the planned privatization of the Piraeus and Thessaloniki port authorities.

The nationwide federation of port employees (OMYLE) and the union of employees at the port authority of Piraeus said they will hold a demonstration and march in the center of Athens on the same day.

In a statement, port workers lambasted the government’s intention to hold what they described as a fire sale of the country’s ports through state sell-off fund (TAIPED) and accused it of going back on its promises.