Europe

Greece ferry strike hits island supplies

  • Ferries are docked during the seventh day of strike by seamen's unions at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Ferry crews continue their strike as Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Ferries are docked during the seventh day of strike by seamen's unions at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Ferry crews continue their strike as Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man walks by docked ferries during the seventh day of strike by seamen's unions at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Ferry crews continue their strike as Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A man walks by docked ferries during the seventh day of strike by seamen's unions at the port of Piraeus near Athens, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Ferry crews continue their strike as Greece's biggest labor unions have called a general strike for Thursday, to protest further tax hikes and labor reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Ferry workers in Greece have extended a nationwide strike into the weekend, hitting supplies to the country's islands.

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen's Federation, or PNO, on Friday extended a weeklong strike until early Sunday in protest at new tax regulations for ferry workers as well as other measures imposed under Greece's international bailout commitments.

The extension follows a general strike in Greece on Thursday against austerity measures.

The ferry workers' protest has disrupted supplies to the Greek islands and also hurt farmers on the island of Crete and elsewhere who are unable to get their produce to the mainland.

The government Friday said it was seeking to hold talks with PNO's leadership to try and end the strike.