Dock workers at Greece’s largest port Piraeus said they would start a two-day strike later on Monday in a new bid to stop China’s Cosco Pacific from taking over the port.
Piraeus Port (OLP) dock workers walked off the job on Oct.1, the day Cosco was to start managing the port’s two piers, over fears the Chinese firm would cut jobs.
The workers suspended the strike on Oct. 17 but had threatened to resume it if their demands were not met.
’There was no commitment on issues such as the state’s control (over the port) and safeguarding labour relations,’ OLP’s dock workers union said in a statement on Monday, referring to a meeting with Greece’s Economy Minister Louka Katseli last week.
The union said they would decide on Wednesday whether to continue the strike or not.