Greek seamen reach deal on wages; strike ends

Greek seamen have called off a strike that had kept ferries and passengers stranded in ports around the country. On Tuesday September 4th they settled with employers on a wage increase of 2%. The strike began at 06:00 local time Monday, and involved the PNO seamen’s federation and other unions, including dockers and merchant marine engineers.

The PNO had planned to continue strike through to Wednesday, but said that it would accept a 2% pay rise this year, which the PNO said was its members’ first increase for eight years.

The walkout had forced many holidaymakers to seek alternative means of travel.