Greece's journalists and media
workers are to take part in the 24-hour nationwide strike declared by the
country's trade unions, which is set to start on Tuesday, June 29, at 6 am and
end on Wednesday, June 30, at 6 am.
The journalists' unions of Macedonia, Athens Daily Newspaper (JUADN) and Thrace Daily
Newspapers (ESIEMTH), under the auspices of the Panhellenic Federation of
Journalists' Unions (POESY), is taking part in the strike protesting against:
- The abolishment of
fundamental labor and pension rights.
undermining of collective labor agreements, the dissolution of the
Organization for Mediation and Arbitration (O.ME.D.), and the efforts to
establish labor market flexibility as a norm.
- The seizure of resources from the
sector's pension funds, which are wholly independent and do not burden the
state budget in the least.
- The absurd,
levelling and unfair taxation measures.