Monday, 3 September 2018

Ferry free Monday ...

As previously advised, today is a ferry strike day ...

Today no boats have been sailing to and from Volos, Agios Konstantinos, Mantoudi and Thessaloniki.

Even the usual early flying cat did not go to Volos than join the strike there. Its a total ferry strike which for the Sporades is unusual. They usually operate so people can get to hospital appointments, on the mainland even if they get stuck there overnight.

However ...

The PNO (Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation) has announced a further 24 – hour strike on Tuesday September 4th. All Ships and Ferries will again remain docked on that day

Greek seamen have decided to stage a fresh 24-hour strike after their union on Monday rejected an offer for a 2 percent annual pay hike following negotiations with the sector’s employers, Kathimerini understands.

Greece’s seamen federation (PNO) has demanded a 5 percent pay icnrease after an eight-year pay freeze due to the country’s financial crisis.

Ships remained docked at the country’s ports on Monday, affecting about 180,000 people who had booked to travel to or from the islands.

Source: http://www.ekathimerini.com

New 24-hour strike on Tuesday 04-09-2018 

New 24-hour Pan-Hellenic Strike on Boat Schedules Announced by PNO and for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The ships will be tied to the harbors on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 , after the 24-hour Pan-Hellenic strike announced by PNO.

With the new strike the ships will remain tied to the harbours until Wednesday morning (06:00) September 5, 2018

Source: http://www.odigostoupoliti.eu/

Probably the early flying cat will not sail on tuesday either ...

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