Protest 24-hour strike at Perama Shipyard Repair Zone after accident. (Photo by SOTIRIS DIMITROPOULOS/EUROKINISSI)
ATHENS – Workers at the Perama Shipyard Repair Zone have called a 24-hour strike and rally at the main gate of Perama on Tuesday following the accident which resulted in the death of a 47-year-old crane vehicle operator and the serious injuries of two workers.
The union spoke of insufficient protection measures and unacceptable working conditions, asking for the intensification of inspections to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
In particular, it called for the reinforcement of inspection mechanisms, the immediate declaration of the local contract for shipbuilding repair work as mandatory for all companies in the sector by the labour ministry and its application in all workplaces.
The causes and circumstances of Monday’s labour accident at the Perama Shipyard Repair Zone are being investigated, the Hellenic Labour Inspectorate said in a statement on Monday evening.
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