Greek Ferry Crews Stage 24-Hour Strike Amid Safety and Labor Concerns Following Passenger Death


Following the tragic death of a passenger who was pushed overboard by a ferry crew member, Greek ferry crews have announced a strike on September 13.

The strike, lasting 24 hours, is in response to safety and labor concerns raised by the PNO union.

The union expressed its dissatisfaction with the inadequate implementation of shipping and harbor safety laws and regulations, as well as the overworked crew members and unreasonable ferry sailing schedules. While the union did not directly link these concerns to the drowning incident, it called on the government to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of human life at sea.

In response to the incident, an island ferry captain and three crew members have been arrested and charged. As a result of the strike, travelers to Greece's popular island destinations should expect disruptions.

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