Archive for February 6th, 2023

Boat strike

Ferries will stay in the ports across Greece during February 8-9 after the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) announced a 48-hour strike in all ship categories. According to an announcement, the umbrella union of Greek seamen are demanding a revised collective labor agreement for 2023 with pay raises. The PNO is also protesting against uninsured labor and is calling for the establishment of a permanent system for the financial support of unemployed seafarers. The union is requesting for an increase in the monthly unemployment benefit to 650 euros for the unmarried and to 850 euros for married seamen, with an additional 150 euros for each dependent person, and free medical care for seafarers and their families. The strike will start from 06.01 in the morning of Wednesday, February 8 and will last until 06.00 in the morning of Friday, February 10. Travelers who have booked ferry tickets  February 8-9 are advised to check with their travel agents or contact local port authorities for further information. Source: https://news.gtp.gr/2023/01/24/ferry-travel-greek-seamen-announce-48-hour-strike-for-february-8-9/

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Snow and no snow

Waking up this morning we discovered that it had snowed, as predicted, but fortunately not enough to cut us off from Skopelos town.

In our area, the Raches Glyfoneri area, the wind was blowing hard and the temperature stayed above zero with the result that a lot of snow dispersed and melted. We might get another blast later today and on the mountains like Palouki and Delphi the snow will, likely, remain longer.

Yesterday we had a long(ish) electricity cut and one very small one this morning. Wood lies ready for the fire place…

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