The European Federation of Journalists today expressed its full solidarity for journalists working in the Greek Public Broadcasting station, who will go on strike from June 29 to June 30th. The strike demands all journalists working in ERT under short-term contracts expiring on 30 June 2006 will continue to be employed. In January this year the EFJ had welcomed the decision of the Greek public broadcaster ERT to provide journalists with permanent job contracts, following negotiations that came to an end at the end of 2005. "We are even more surprised and disappointed to see that their promise and obligation to stick to this decision has not been applied," said IFJ and EFJ General Secretary Aidan White. "The so-called atypical forms of work should remain the exception. Journalists across Europe need secure employment and guaranteed working rights. The EFJ will continue to fight for these principles." Further information: + 32 2 235 22 00
The EFJ represents over 250,000 journalists in more than 40 countries