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 labour and pension insurance rights, and mass-scale layoffs.The country’s journalists’ unions, along 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, 30 November  at 6 am and will end on Wednesday, 1 December at   6 am.

Messages of support can be sent to famellos@esiemth.gr and dralli@esiea.gr

See also: http://europe.ifj.org/en/articles/greece-24-hours-strike-in-media