SEEN calls on PNO to cancel strike and continue negotiations


Call to Panhellenic Maritime Federation, to cancel them strikes to continue the collective negotiations for the signing of a collective labor agreement, Coasters Association.

“On Friday, December 10, the Association of Passenger Shipping Companies returned with a new improved proposal and we requested an immediate meeting with the PNO in order to continue the negotiations. “Instead of another answer, the PNO decided to extend the strike mobilizations and the interruption of the country’s maritime transport as well as those of the Greece-Italy line for a total of four days, ignoring the consequences and consequences of this action,” the statement said.

The coasters’ association also adds that “regarding the” law “of the PNO request for retroactive increases, during the decade 2010-2019 the country experienced a drop in GDP by 22% and GSEE wages decreased by 21 %, while sailors’ earnings increased by 5% “.

He also emphasizes that “in the two years 2020-2021, coastal shipping recorded the highest losses in recent decades due to the health crisis, declining traffic and restrictive measures to address the pandemic.

However, according to SEEN, “during the negotiations for the signing of the new BCC, the Shipowners’ Association proposed increases for both 2021 and 2022 which were not accepted.”

The ships are moored in the ports until tomorrow at midnight due to the mobilization of PNO

Meanwhile, the coastal ships remain moored in the ports until tomorrow, Monday, December 13, at midnight, due to the new 48-hour strike mobilization declared by the Panhellenic Maritime Federation PNO from 00:01 today at dawn on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

In a statement, PNO calls on the employers’ side to “reflect on its stance and provide the correct and fair solution to end the impasse”, while asking for the understanding and full support of both the passenger public and all employees in the country. He warns that “whoever dares to use any strike mechanism or any” security ship “to think twice, as this action will only throw” oil on the fire “of our struggle.”

The sailors’ union demands salary increases in the Collective Labor Agreements for the years 2020 and 2021, but also the solution of the problems of the sector. Tomorrow, Monday, December 13, 2021, the seafarers have scheduled a gathering at 10:30 in the Port of Piraeus, opposite the Power Station at Blue Star Delos.

The Panhellenic Association of Lifeboat Crews with four-hour and six-hour work stoppages also participates in the mobilizations of the coastal sailors.

Specifically for today, Sunday 12/12, a stop has been scheduled from 00:01 to 06:00 and 12:00 to 18:00 and on Monday 13/12 from 00:01 to 06:00 and 12:00 to 18:00.

“This decision was based on the recognition of the adverse weather conditions that prevail, but we will continue to fight in every legal way, claiming” the implementation of collective labor agreements by all “, the announcement of the Panhellenic Association of Lifeboat Crews.  

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