Ferries to be moored on Thursday as seamen strike over austerity


Ferries are to remain moored in ports across the country on Thursday as seamen stage a 24-hour strike in protest at the latest round of cuts to pensions and job insecurity.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) condemned the "demolition" of its members' pension fund, the "trivialization" of pensions, the reduction of auxiliary pensions, the increase in uninsured work and the violation of labor rights.

Creditors' demands for a relaxation of labor rights have stalled negotiations between government officials and foreign envoys.