"It's the insecurity of unemployment, the fear, the terror people have. They are afraid they'll be seen and will be stigmatized by the other companies, and they won't get any more work. They are afraid for tomorrow, the day after tomorrow," said Apostolos Banasis, treasurer of the sailors' union.When it pays, the job of a seaman is relatively lucrative. Crew members can receive 2,000-3,500 euros ($2,600-$4,500) a month in return for months spent away from home and work days that often stretch to 18 hours.
Hundreds Of Greek Seamen Unpaid For Months
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