Greece's journalists and
media workers are holding a 24-hour nationwide strike declared by their trade
unions in protest against the abolition of
collective labor agreements, the violation of labor and pension insurance
rights, and massive layoffs.
The country's journalists'
with other unions representing media workers under the auspices of the
Panhellenic Federation of Journalists Unions (POESY), are demanding the signing of
collective agreements and the safeguarding of media jobs.
The Journalists' Union of
Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers (ESIEMTH) underlined that the mass
layoffs that have already taken place - or are being threatened to take place -
in the region of Northern Greece are not merely affecting the sector, but they
also constitute an assault against the
public good known as information.
The warning strike, held by both the print and broadcast media, started on Tuesday,
November 30 at 6 am and will end on Wednesday, December 1, at 6 am.