Ferry services to Greek islands suspended amid 24-hour strike
Published 24/11/2016 | 12:21
Ferry services to and from the Greek islands have been suspended amid a 24-hour strike by workers over pension cuts and other measures arising from the country's bailout commitments.
The walkout came as the country's largest civil servants union staged a 24-hour strike against austerity measures.
Hundreds of protesters marched through the centre of Athens in a peaceful demonstration.
Greece has been surviving on rescue loans from three international bailouts since 2010, when rising borrowing costs left it locked out of bond markets.
Talks between the left-led government and creditors are on hold, with Greece accusing bailout hardliners of proposing cuts that would be a "social disaster".
Greece wants to overcome differences with lenders and the International Monetary Fund by early December to unlock more funds and trigger debt relief talks.