Greece -Seamen strikes called off after two days -March 20, 2012

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Union (PNO) started a strike on the 19th of March that lasted 48 hours. The seamen protested against pension cuts, changes to collective labour contracts and the absorption of their social security funds into a new national organisation. PNO announced after the second day that it would call of further strikes following a meeting with Development and Maritime Affairs Minister Anna Diamantopoulou, and Labour Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis, who offered them written responses to complaints regarding cuts to pensions and salaries.

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