EFJ Supports New Strike of Greek Journalists

The European

Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the European group of the International Federation

of Journalists (IFJ) today backed Greece's journalists and media

workers who take part in the 24-hour nationwide strike declared by the

country's trade unions between, 11 March, 6am, and 12 March, 6 am.

The Journalists' Union

of Macedonia

and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH), the Journalists' Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA) under the auspices of the Panhellenic

Federation of Journalists' Unions (POESY), is taking part in the strike in

demand of the following:

- Withdrawal of the recent anti-labor measures that are injurious not

only to the media workers, but harm the public good of information

- Safeguard jobs, calling on employers to abandon plans of   cuts and redundancies in the sector.

- Full adherence to the sector's collective agreements, for all media


- Ensuring of the sector's social and pension rights.


    This strike takes place two weeks after another general strike against

    exceptional austerity measures taken by the Greek government. In the past

    years, many industrial actions demanded genuine social dialogue and the guarantee

    of autonomous social security schemes.

    Messages of solidarity to the striking journalists and the unions can be sent

    to the following address: dralli@esiea.gr;


    For more information contact the EFJ at +32 2 235 2215
    The EFJ represents over 250,000 journalists in over 30 countries worldwide