Hellas: Two large seamen's unions call 24-hour strike on Mayday
Monday, 30 April 2012 | 14:30
Serious problems are expected to be created for coastal shipping routes on Mayday since the boards of two big seamen's unions, PEMEN and PENEN, decided to call a 24-hour strike on that day.
PEMEN stressed in an announcement that despite the "attack" seamen are experiencing in their rights, the majority of the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) decided to call a 4-hour work stoppage, rejecting its proposal for a 24-hour nationwide strike.
It also calls on seamen to safeguard the strike and speaks of an allout attack that the rights of seamen are sustaining with the abolition of the collective labour agreements, the "looting" of social security funds and the increase in unemployment.
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