Greek ferry crews have decided to extend for at least one more day a strike that has left tens of thousands of travellers stranded on the country’s popular island destinations.
The main PNO crew union said that ferries will remain confined to port until 6am local time on Wednesday.
The union said it proposed to extend its protest if its demands for pay rises and tax breaks are not met.
Many of the smaller and more remote islands have no air connections with the rest of the country, and a protracted ferry strike would lead to shortages of goods.
Unions are seeking a 5% pay rise after an eight-year pay freeze due to Greece’s debt crisis.
Tourism is a key earner in Greece, with record arrivals expected this year.