EFJ Supports Journalists on Strike in Greece

Today the European Federation

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

Journalists (IFJ) supported journalists on strike in Greece against the

austerity measures.

Journalists and media workers

in Greece are to hold a 24-hour strike on May 11, taking part in the general

strike declared by the country's unions in protest to the government's new

round of austerity measures. 

Journalists in Greece ask

colleagues in Europe and all over the world to support their struggle for:
- The signing of adequate collective agreements
- The renewal of a collective agreement (effective as of the year 2009) at the

public broadcaster ERT
- The protection of labour and pension rights of all media workers in all media

outlets. All layoff schemes should be abandoned and all job positions should be

- The end of salary cuts at the

public broadcaster, the national news agency and the municipal broadcaster
- The continued operation of

municipal media
- The

extension of labour and pension rights and benefits to journalists working for

online media.

The strike - the seventh one

since the beginning of the year - is organized by the Panhellenic Federation of

Journalists' Unions (POESY) and will start at 6am on Wednesday, May 11, ending

at 6 am on Thursday, May 12.