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Greece walkout over pension brings shipping to standstill

21 January 2016 9:03


Operations at major Greek ports are halted as a 48-hour strike is being staged for the second day by hundreds of farmers and ferry crew members.

The industrial action has been taken in protest at planned changes to labor and insurance rights, pensions and retirement ages.

Over 1,300 farmers drove their tractors 30 km (19 miles) in a convoy on Wednesday, effectively cutting the country’s main north-south highway.

Ferry crews also docked their ferries in ports and stopped all services to the Greek islands.

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