Greece: ferries resume with suspension of maritime strike

New 24-hour strike set for April 9

03 April, 11:28

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, APRIL 3 - Sea transport connections resume today between the continent and the Greek islands after a strike declared March 31 by the National Federation of Maritime Workers suspended ferries to protest government policy on the sector.
    Maritime workers will take part in a 24-hour general strike set April 9 by the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), a statement released by the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) read. The GSEE is one of Greece's two main unions that group private sector workers.

    The maritime workers are asking, among other demands, for the immediate withdrawal of the omnibus bill on agreements reached between the government and the troika (IMF, EU, ECB), the cancellation of the laws regarding maritime work and the withdrawal of the bill on tourism ships.(ANSAmed).

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