Greece - Seamen strike against austerity measures - January 31, 2016

The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) began on 20 January a 48-hour strike against austerity measures, as all vessels remained in ports; ferry traffic to Greek islands was suspended. PNO announced a possible prolongation of the stoppage and organised a second 48-hour port strike a week later. The sailors are protesting the government's plans to reform pension and social security systems, and the elimination of seamen insurance fund NAT. The union opposes to the idea of NAT being merged into a main pension fund. PNO already staged a four-day strike against the government ‘anti-people policy’ in November 2015.

English: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-greece …  

http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160120 …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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