Port employee federation calls strike over privatizations
The nationwide port employee federation (OMYLE) has announced a 24-hour strike for all ports in Greece, in response to the…
The nationwide port employee federation (OMYLE) has announced a 24-hour strike for all ports in Greece, in response to the privatization of ports.
The employee federation has also announced a gathering on Klafthmonos Square in downtown Athens at noon, followed by a march to the Ministry of Finances on Syntagma Square.
According to OMYLE’s announcement “for about a year now the government and TAIPED are attempting to sell off OLP and OLTH, by auctioning off the majority of their share capital, thus turning the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki into private monopolies”.
Furthermore the federation stresses that their struggle is not “unionist”, bur rather an effort to highlight the importance of the port in social and financial growth, such as in tourism, shipping and the export/import trade.