Greek Seamen End Strike After Reaching Deal on Wage Increase

ATHENS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Greek seamen on Tuesday called off a strike that had kept ferries and passengers stranded in ports around the country, after reaching a deal with employers on a wage increase. The strike, which started at 0600 (0300 GMT) on Monday, was led by the PNO seamen's federation and other unions including dockers and merchant marine engineers. The PNO … [Read more...]

Greek Ferry Crews Strike

ATHENS, April 18 (Reuters) - Greek ferries remained docked at the country's ports on Wednesday as seamen, marine engineers and ship cooks walked off the job to protest against planned government reforms which they say will further hurt their labor rights. The 24-hour strike was organized by Greece's seamen federation (PNO), which said the leftist-led government was preparing … [Read more...]

French Oil Sector Strikes Cause Tanker Backlogs

By Bate Felix and Amanda Cooper PARIS/LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - Strikes by French oil sector workers protesting proposed labour reforms spread to all the country's refineries on Tuesday, sapping petrol stations dry and creating delays for tankers at major ports. France has been hit by a wave of strikes over the past week aimed at forcing President Francois Hollande's … [Read more...]

Petrobras Oil Worker Strike Shuts Offshore Platforms, Other Units

  By Peter Millard (Bloomberg) -- Petroleo Brasileiro SA said its oil and natural-gas production has been cut because of a strike by workers protesting job losses, spending reductions and asset sales at Brazil’s state-controlled producer. The biggest output cuts came on Monday, the second day of the strike, when production fell 273,000 barrels a day, equal to 13 … [Read more...]

Norway Offshore Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoiding Strike

  OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) - Norwegian offshore oil rig workers signed a new wage deal on Thursday, avoiding a strike that could have cut energy production, labour unions said. Union representatives said all workers would get a 1 percent wage increase but added that the minimum raise would be 5,500 Norwegian crowns ($702.01) per year. This means the lowest-paid … [Read more...]