Greece Ports Prepare For Third Strike This Year on February 4th

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 24 hour general strike in Greece on 4 February by both public and private sector unions, while the Seamen’s Union is scheduling another 48 hour strike on the same date.

Please note that the action is expected to cause disruption at five ports including  Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging.

The strike action by the Seamen’s Union involves a new 48 hour stoppage and is scheduled to begin at 06.00 on February 4th and end at 06.00 on February 6th.  The Towage and Salvage Crew Union of Piraeus has also confirmed its participation in the strike from 06:00 on 4 February until 06:00 on February 5th, and is planning a further 4 hour stoppage on 5 February (times to be confirmed). During all the stoppage periods, vessels will not be able to berth, shift or sail from the affected ports.

The general strike has been called by public and private sector unions to protest planned changes to labor rights, pensions, insurance and retirement ages, demanded by Greece’s international creditors.

Greek ports were hit by two 48-hour walkouts by dockers and tug crews in January.

RCL Agencies will provide more updates once available. Please be guided accordingly