Greece -Seamen announce 4 hour strike on Mayday -April 27, 2012

Greek ferry workers at PNO, who have rejected reforms to their pensions and health care funding as well as plans to open up the sector, said they had no choice but to walk off the job shortly before the Eastern holidays started. The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) initiated the 48-hour strike, halting ferry services to Greek islands near Italy during Orthodox Easter. PNO members voted against a second 24-hour strike on national holiday 1st of May and opted, instead for a four-hour work stoppage on Mayday. PNO also called on its members to explain the workers’ actions that are organised against what the PNO calls ‘an all-out attack that the rights of seamen are sustaining with the abolition of the collective labour agreements, the "looting" of social security funds and the increase in unemployment’.



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