GREECE – The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced that its members are on strike until 0600 local time Wednesday the 19th of October. During this period no ships will be allowed to set sail from any Greek port or harbour.

The Federation is demanding that seamen’s pensions and social insurance fund continue to receive state funding and that current benefits be maintained, as well as security for Greek seamen’s jobs, improvements in training and action against unemployment. It also wants the ship owners to re-enter national collective bargaining negotiations so that wages can be upgraded.