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Arrest Warrants at Piraeus Port

25 June 2010 / 16:06:05  GRReporter
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The conflict between judicial authorities and the striking trade unionists working in shipping companies strengthened after the prosecution announced that the next step will probably be to seek criminal liability for breach of obligations.

Yesterday the opposition between the government and the Communist Party continued. And the prosecutors began a preliminary investigation to determine whether the key persons at the port met all requirements for not disturbing the order of the largest port in the country.
Furthermore, yet last night prosecutors issued a warrant of arrest of the legitimate trade union representatives, who began the strike despite the court's decision that it was illegal. The order of the prosecution was issued because of the complaint of the shipping union that sought justice and asked for application of all lawful means in order the port to return to its normal functions.

"We hope that the Communist Party will cease to behave this way, ultimately choosing not the legal means, but the interests of ordinary citizen" said the representative of the government George Petalotis. Slander and terrorism turn against the citizens making them to accept the memorandum, said from the Communist Party.

The damage to the Greek tourism is serious, revenues fall and lost jobs – these will be the disastrous effects of blocking the harbor by those several dozen representatives of the particular party, warned the Union of Tourist Companies. Union representatives have asked the government to apply the law and to ensure citizens' rights and proper functioning of businesses and economy.

Representatives of tourist agencies in the country blamed the government inaction on the chaos that reigns at the port every day and harms tourism. The Union of tourist companies also outraged because of the “permanent and systematic attempts of the organized party minority to harm the Greek economy, striking against tourism.” The professionals working in this field as well as the society are against these practices, marked by the union.

Prosecutors proceeded to drafting an act against the trade unionists of the Communist Party and the chairmen of the organizations of port workers PEMEN and STEFENSON with charges of blocking the transport and non-judgment. The warrant of arrest of trade unionists has expired yesterday evening because the police failed to find them.

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