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Greek ferries tied up in port at start of 48-hour strike

AP  |  Athens 

Ferries across Greece are to remain tied up in port for two days as seamen walk off the job to protest proposed hikes.

No ferries will run for 48 hours from today until Sunday morning, leaving many of the country's islands cut off from the mainland and from each other.

Seamen are protesting proposals their union says would abolish breaks for their profession, setting at 45 per cent in addition to an existing 10 per cent special tax.

Greece's left-led has been struggling to meet criteria that will allow the release of more funds under the country's third international bailout. Greece has relied on bailout rescue loans since 2010, and in return has had to overhaul its economy and implement painful spending cuts and tax hikes.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 13:22 IST