EFJ Supports Greek Affiliates in Protest Against 'Dafni Communications'

Today the European Federation of Journalists expressed its support for its Greek affiliate, the Journalists’ Union of Periodicals and Electronic Press-ESPIT in their protest against the “provocative and abusive labour practices” of DAFNI COMMUNICATIONS, the local partner of German media company GRUNER + JAHR, which has laid off journalists at the company’s magazines.

Despite strong opposition from the unions, company management laid off several senior members of staff without valid reasons.

Harrasment, bullying and a “terrorizing work environment” are also part of unacceptable practices denounced by the unions.

ESPIT and the Panhellenic Federation of Journalists Unions fear DAFNI COMMUNICATIONS’s actions will set a terrible example that other media companies in the country to follow.

“We fully support our Greeks colleagues in their action,” said EFJ Chair Arne König.

Send messages of support to: dralli@esiea.gr

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The EFJ represents more than 260,000 journalists in over 30 countries