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Seafarers’ union extend strike for two more daysThe 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.
Two ferry companies in Zakynthos break Greek seamens' rolling strikesIn 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.
Seamen’s union strike suspendedThe 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.
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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Quote from: Mediterranean Man on Sunday, 11 December, 2016 @ 15:56:31Starting 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).
WEDNESDAYThe Union of Local Authority Employees (POE-OTA) holds a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to the end of shift.
TUESDAYThe Civil Servants’ Union (ADEDY) will hold a work stoppage from 12.30 p.m. until the end of the shift.
Greek doctors to stage walkout on ThursdayState 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.
Hospitals to be disrupted on Wednesday as staff stage walkoutsState 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.
Political reactions at prospect of privatization of dominant power utility; union calls strikeIncreased 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.
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