country’s ports towage service will not be available as the Panhellenic Crew
Union of Towage and Salvage has joined the strike from Tuesday, 23 February at
00:01 hours until Wednesday, 24 February at 24:00 hours local time
have warned the clients that it is difficult to predict the extent of the
strike’s impact on Piraeus in terms of the congestion as the vessels arriving
at Piraeus are likely to face berthing delays and the congestion is anticipated
at the port’s three terminals after the end of the strike
administrators say terminal utilisation remains at high levels and scheduled
vessels’ operations will be prioritised.
Union charged that no substantial measures to protect public health at
the new outbreak of the pandemic
In a statement
announcing the strike action, the Engineers union charged that although there is a new outbreak
of the pandemic there are no substantial measures to protect public health, and
that shipowners, the government and the Shipping and Island Policy ministry is
seeking to bury social security and the union rights of seafarers.
the government introduced and passed Law 4714/2020 in Parliament, which dealt
an overwhelming blow to the institution of collective labour agreements in
seafaring, while paving the way for these regulations to be extended to all
seafarers and all categories of ships," said Pemen.