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Piraeus port on strike

By Ilias Bellos (

With the blockade of the cargo terminal run by China’s Cosco at Piraeus by disgruntled port workers causing serious disruptions in the transfer of cargo shipments and drawing the ire of port officials, the Chinese Embassy in Athens filed a complaint on Friday with the Greek government, urging it to protect China’s significant investments in Greece.

Even though the strike by unionists, the majority of whom belong to outside contractors, has been ruled illegal and abusive, dozens of striking workers prevented Cosco employees from getting to work on Friday by blocking the two entrance gates to cargo terminals 2 and 3 as well as the company’s offices at the port.

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Source: ekathimerini

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