No ser­vices on Mon­day or Tues­day as sea­men strike

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There will be no ferry ser­vices on Mon­day and Tues­day af­ter the Pan­hel­lenic Sea­men’s Union (PNO) yes­ter­day called a 48-hour strike to start on Mon­day morn­ing. The union an­nounced the walk­out to protest cuts to sea­men’s ben­e­fits and high un­em­ploy­ment in the sec­tor while de­mand­ing job se­cu­rity. There were con­cerns yes­ter­day that the walk­out could lead to bot­tle­necks on is­lands in the east­ern Aegean as hun­dreds of mi­grants are be­ing trans­ferred to Pi­raeus on a vir­tu­ally daily ba­sis. The aim is for char­tered fer­ries to have trans­ferred as many mi­grants as pos­si­ble to the main­land by mid­night on Sun­day, sources said.

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