Alternate Development, Competitiveness & Shipping Minister Haris Pamboukis on Thursday afternoon will meet with  Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) representatives, it was announced on Wednesday. The outcome of the meeting will be decisive in determining whether the union will call for strikes in the coming period.
PNO has warned of industrial actions in July unless Article 44 of the medium-term fiscal strategy enabling law is abolished. According to the article in question, the state financing of the seamen’s pension fund NAT will be reduced, thus possibly affecting pensions paid.
Members of the association of shipping enterprises met with PNO representatives on Monday and called for no strike actions during tourism high season, stressing that the negative impact of their mobilisations on the shipping sector and the local island economies will be irreversible.