Work stoppage in all Greek ports

Port workers will be holding a work stoppage in all ports throughout Greece on Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in protest of the planned denationalisation of Greek ports.
Also, Piraeus Port Organisation (OLP) employees will hold a protest rally at Karaiskaki Square in central Piraeus, and from there march to the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries ministry.

A similar demonstration and march will be held in Thessaloniki.

Meanwhile, the board of the nationwide federation of port employees OMYLE will meet later Tuesday with union representatives of the other public utilities and state organisations (DEKO) that are affected by the government's privatisations program in order to discuss joint moblisations, while a 24-hour strike is also planned.

OMYLE president George Georgakopoulos, in a press conference on Monday, said that 51 percent of OLP and the corresponding Thessaloniki Port Organisation (OLTH) must remain under state control, adding that "the mother of all battles" will be waged in the event of privatisation of the organisation.

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