You want to join our solidarity campaign? Send your messages to our Greek colleagues
The Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) pledges as you embark on a 24-hr general strike, starting today at 6am.
We are aware that you have for some time been trying to prevent the closure of the EDOEAP Fund (Unified Journalistic Organisation of Subsidiary Social Insurance and Health Care) and have entered negotiations with the government and media employers to find a viable solution.
MWASA supports your demands which are consistently the same as those you presented during the previous strike on September 26th 2017. They are:
• A viable solution for EDOEAP Fund, against media employers inflexible attitude and government indecisiveness
• A call to the Greek Government to initiate immediate legislation to ensure a settlement according to JUADN proposals based on decent salaries and pensions, and steady and full employment with equal rights for all.
Tuwani Gumani, General Secretary of MWASA
The National Writers Union (US) supports the 24-hour general strike by our sister IFJ unions in Greece to prevent the closure of the EDOEAP Fund and begin negotiations with the government and media employers to find a viable solution.
We support your demands to save the EDOEAP Fund and your call for the Greek Government to initiate immediate legislation to ensure a settlement that is based on preserving decent salaries and pensions, and steady and full employment with equal rights for all.
For International Solidarity!
Larry Goldbetter, President National Writers Union
Please convey to your members the solidarity and support of their journalist colleagues here in Australia. MEAA fully supports your campaign for a fair and just settlement in your dispute over social insurance and health care.
Paul Murphy Chief Executive, MEAA
We in the Indian journalists Union, the largest organisation of working journalists in India would like to extend our full support to your demands and strike started today.
The closure of Unified Journalistic Organisation of Subsidiary Social Insurance and Health Care (EDOEAP) Fund is unfair and against journalists rights.
We stand in unity with you all for an early resolution.
In solidarity with the journalists fraternity of Greece,
S. N. Sinha, President of the Indian Journalists Union
Le Syndicat National de la Presse Marocaine (SNPM) exprime toute sa solidarité et son soutien aux luttes que vous menez pour défendre les intérêts légitimes des journalistes.
Younes Mjahed, secrétaire général
I am pleased to address you on behalf of the National Association of Journalists of Peru to express our full support in the day of general strike in defense of the rights of the workers of the mass media.
We are attentive to your actions, in solidarity, demanding also the media owners and the Greek government to guarantee decent salaries and pensions, health care for our colleagues and stable employment with equal rights for all.
We encourage you to stay strong in your protest and in the negotiation stage.
On the eve of World Decent Work Day we should not give a damn about our rights.
Zuliana Lainez, General Secretary
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Le Syndicat National des Professionnels de la Presse (SNPP) de la République Démocratique du Congo, par ma personne, vous adresse ses salutations fraternelles.
Et par cette même occasion, le SNPP vous rassure de son soutien total dans le combat que vous menez pour trouver une solution à la fois viable et durable du fonds d'EDOEAP.
Nous appelons le gouvernement grec à tout mettre en œuvre pour préserver les emplois décents dans le secteur des médias.
Tenez bon, votre cause est juste.
Stanis NKUNDIYE, Secrétaire Général
Sending to you and for all de Greek colleagues the solidarity of the Spanish journalists in your strike against attacks to the journalistic rights.
Luís Menéndez, FAPE - Spain International Relations
Estimadas y estimados compañeros y compañeras,
Desde el Sindicato Nacional de Redactores de la Prensa (SNRP) de México manifestamos a ustedes nuestro respaldo y solidaridad en su movimiento huelguístico iniciado esta mañana, en demanda de una solución justa para el Fondo EDOEAP.
Los trabajadores del periodismo mexicanos, afiliados al SNRP, demandamos que el gobierno griego propicie las condiciones legislativas necesarias para garantizar un acuerdo que recoja las propuestas hechas por la JUADN, basada en salarios y pensiones decentes y un empleo estable con igualdades para todos.
Reciban un saludo solidario,
Rogaciano Méndez, Secretario de Trabajo
Union of Bulgarian Journalists supports your struggle aiming at protecting rights of journalists and freedom of speech. We back you and are ready to run action for your support.
Snezhana Todorova, President of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists
Buenos días colegas griegos,
Un cordial saludo de parte del Sindicato Nacional de Periodistas de Costa Rica, nos unimos a sus peticiones de forma solidaria y abogamos porque el Gobierno de Grecia buscar una solución viable para el Fondo EDOEAP y por una legislación para que existan salarios y pensiones decentes, por la garantía de empleo sostenido y estable, garante de que se cumplan los derechos humanos de hombres y mujeres griegos.
Desde Costa Rica, estamos con ustedes.
Yamileth Alfaro Mora, secretaria general del Sindicato Nacional de Periodistas de Costa Rica
As labourers who know how important social insurance and health care is, we support your strike and send our solidarity.
We condemn the inflexible attitude of media employers on the matter and join you in demanding decent salaries, pensions and steady and full employment with equal rights for all.
Best wishes to all our colleagues who are fighting for their rights.
An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us.
I write to express our solidarity with your union to push for the rights of your members and call on the government to enter into negotiations to address your demands.
Erick Oduor, Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ)
In solidarity with you, the french union CFDT Journalistes, member of th IFJ, support your a 24-hr general strike to prevent the closure of the EDOEAP Fund (Unified Journalistic Organisation of Subsidiary Social Insurance and Health Care).
The greek government have to initiate immediate legislation to ensure a settlement according to JUADN proposals based on decent salaries and pensions.
Richard Hecht, international delegate for the CFDT Journalistes (France)
The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) is expressing support for your strike against the closure of the EDOEAP Fund.
PJS is supporting your demands of proper solution for EDOEAP Fund issue and initiating immediate legislation to ensure a settlement according to JUADN proposals based on decent salaries and pensions and steady and full employment with equal rights for all.
Nasser Abu Baker, PJS President
I am reading the news about the strike and thinking of how we can assist you in this important struggle.
UNS can definitely issue a statement in support of Greek journalists, but let me know if there's something more we can do.
These are dire times for journalists everywhere and in order to fight back we need solidarity and joint actions.
We're with you on this!
Vladimir Radomirović, President of the Journalists' Association of Serbia