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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #175 on: Thursday, 08 December, 2016 @ 16:30:21 »
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Seafarers’ union extend strike for two more days

The seafarers’ union decided to prolong their strike for two more days, during a meeting on Thursday. The new strike begins on Friday at 6am and will last till Sunday morning at 6am. This means the ships will be docked at ports at least till Sunday.
http://en.protothema.gr/seafarers-union-extend-strike-for-two-more-days/
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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #176 on: Friday, 09 December, 2016 @ 16:43:31 »
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Two ferry companies in Zakynthos break Greek seamens' rolling strikes

In a surprise move on Friday morning, two ferry companies covering regional routes in Zakynthos broke the new 48-hour strike announced by the Greek seamen’s federation and resumed regular services between the island and Kyllini.

According to the two companies, “Ionian Group” and “Kefalonian Lines” the decision was taken on Thursday night as the needs of the island for food, medical supplies and fuel was reaching critical levels.
http://www.banksnews.gr/index.php/greek-news/item/73951-two-ferry-companies-in-zakynthos-break-greek-seamens-rolling-strikes


Heard that Kefalonian Lines Nisos Kefalonia performed the Poros-Kyllini-Poros route this morning but, at the moment, it's uncertain whether further crossings will be performed until the strike is ended. As usual, best to contact ferry agent for up-to-date info if you need to make the crossing.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #177 on: Friday, 09 December, 2016 @ 18:35:01 »
Well done! It is about time that the striking unions are stopped from holding peoples lives to ransom! they need bringing under control. We have been caught up in ferry strikes three times, coming back from Italy, a holiday wrecked, and stuck in Patra hospital. It cost us money for accommodation in Patra and Kylini.
We saw first hand the desperate plight that some Greeks were in, they had no money to spare for accommodation. when we were at Kylini a ferry arrived and broke the strike thankfully, it had its AIS switched off so it could not be tracked!

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #178 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:28:02 »
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Seamen’s union strike suspended

The Panhellenic Maritime Association, the seamen’s workers’ union, decided to suspend its strike on Saturday morning. This means that all ship routes start to operate normally in all ports of mainland and island Greece. As the union’s general secretary Yiannis Chalas explained, the seamen understood the trouble the strike would have caused to the Greek society in light of the Christmas holidays and decided to postpone its actions. Commenting on the latest development, Shipping, Transport and Island Policy Ministry Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said reason had prevailed.
http://en.protothema.gr/seamens-union-strike-suspended-video/
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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #179 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:44:41 »
I understand this happened after the government used it's conscription powers.......

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #180 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 12:55:06 »
No mention of that in the media...

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« Reply #181 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 13:48:15 »
I think it was inkefalonia quoting it initially?

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #182 on: Saturday, 10 December, 2016 @ 13:57:46 »
Found http://www.inkefalonia.gr/koinonia/48188-ektakto-anastelletai-i-apergia-tis-pno
Now says the government threatened to impose the powers but didn't as PNO realised it was Christmas.......

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #183 on: Sunday, 11 December, 2016 @ 15:56:31 »
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK!
We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!

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« Reply #184 on: Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 16:38:14 »
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK! We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!


Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;)!). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #185 on: Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 17:09:00 »
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PNO realised it was Christmas.......


Yes, I've noticed it has this nasty habit of happening around this time most years.

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #186 on: Monday, 12 December, 2016 @ 17:10:52 »

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #187 on: Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 @ 14:17:49 »
Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;)!). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).
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Spot On Maik! :yiamas:

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #188 on: Wednesday, 14 December, 2016 @ 20:06:22 »
Starting to see the effects of the strike in the UK! We regularly purchase some Greek Red Wine from TESCO; the space on the shelf is now empty with a sign stating temporarily out of stock. Dwindling exports; Another economic consequence for Greece!


Mavrodaphne? Only Greek wine I could find in Tesco. So we bought eight bottles (but we did leave one for you  ;) !). Just in case you haven't seen it, Morrisons do a Mavrodaphne,  £5.50 same as Tesco but not a known brand. However, it's similar in taste to the Kourtaki and not as sweet as Achaia Claus. They also do ouzo for the same price as Tesco, again, not a well-known brand.

Anyone know where we can pick up some Metaxa? Tesco used to stock it, plus the 'odd' Greek wine (such as retsina).

Worrying amount of detail there Maik!!!!!

Tesco ouzo is No 12 of course!

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #189 on: Thursday, 15 December, 2016 @ 12:35:56 »
Metaxa available according to Asda website but our (ahem) 'local' delivery depot has run dry!  :x-sad:

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #190 on: Monday, 16 January, 2017 @ 17:36:46 »
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WEDNESDAY

The Union of Local Authority Employees (POE-OTA) holds a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to the end of shift.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/215303/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda

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« Reply #191 on: Monday, 13 February, 2017 @ 13:57:23 »
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TUESDAY

The Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) will hold a work stoppage from 12.30 p.m. until the end of the shift.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216126/article/ekathimerini/business/agenda

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« Reply #192 on: Thursday, 02 March, 2017 @ 17:30:18 »
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Greek doctors to stage walkout on Thursday

State hospitals will be operating on skeleton staffs on Thursday as doctors walk off the job in protest at a new batch of planned changes to the social security system that will see their pensions reduced further and their contributions increased.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216555/article/ekathimerini/news/greek-doctors-to-stage-walkout-on-thursday

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #193 on: Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 @ 12:40:21 »
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Hospitals to be disrupted on Wednesday as staff stage walkouts

State hospital services are to be disrupted on Wednesday after the union representing hospital staff called a 4-hour walkout for Attica and a 24-hour strike for the rest of the country.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216831/article/ekathimerini/news/hospitals-to-be-disrupted-on-wednesday-as-staff-stage-walkouts

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #194 on: Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 @ 12:29:34 »
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Political reactions at prospect of privatization of dominant power utility; union calls strike

Increased speculation in Athens this week that the leftist Greek government will concede to creditors' standing demands for a liberalization of the energy sector, especially in terms of power generation and transmission, is causing major political ripples.

The first full-blown reaction to the prospect is a major strike announced by the union representing most of the workforce for the Public Power Corp.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/1218882/political-reactions-at-prospect-of-privatization-of-dominant-power-utility-union-calls-strike


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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #195 on: Saturday, 29 April, 2017 @ 13:19:42 »
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Transport in Greece to be Affected by Strike on May 1

Public transport employees in Greece will participate in strike mobilizations and work stoppages on Monday to mark May Day.

... all passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on May Day due to an announced 24-hour strike, called by the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO).
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/04/27/transport-greece-affected-strike-may-1

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #196 on: Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 14:03:51 »
May/may not affect local Kef ferries, check with ferry agent.

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No Ferries in Greece on May 16-17 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 00:01 on Tuesday, May 16, until 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17.

PNO warned that the two-day strike may be the beginning of a rolling program of industrial action.

Travelers that have booked ferry tickets are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information.
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/05/04/no-ferries-greece-may-16-17-strike/


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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #197 on: Friday, 05 May, 2017 @ 17:01:27 »
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Unions confirm action on May 17 against austerity

The country’s civil servants’ union ADEDY and the main private sector union GSEE confirmed on Tuesday that they would hold a joint 24-hour walkout for May 17 to protest additional austerity measures agreed to by the government in a deal sealed with creditors.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218071/article/ekathimerini/news/unions-confirm-action-on-may-17-against-austerity

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Re: More strikes coming soon
« Reply #198 on: Saturday, 06 May, 2017 @ 17:38:59 »
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Union calls 48-hour ferry strike over measures

Ferries will remain anchored in Greek ports on Tuesday and Wednesday, after the umbrella union representing Greek seamen, PNO, announced a 48-hour strike.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/218207/article/ekathimerini/news/union-calls-48-hour-ferry-strike-over-measures


Not clear which Tuesday and Wednesday but as Kathimerini have previously reported the strike on 16 & 17 May I'm thinking this might be a newly announced strike for this week coming. As usual... anyone planning a ferry crossing should, perhaps, check ahead...


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« Reply #199 on: Saturday, 06 May, 2017 @ 17:54:08 »
Just in case anyone runs out of their favourite Greek wine... Sainsbury's stock Kourtaki Mavrodaphne and retsina (both £5.50!)