Greek journalists on strike


This video is called Report on workers’ strike in Greece.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Greek journalists begin 24hr strike to protect jobs

Monday 28 May 2012

Greek journalists kicked off a 24-hour strike on Monday against pay cuts and job losses, demanding a new collective wage contract.

It shut off TV and radio news broadcasts and left news websites out of date. No newspapers will be published on Tuesday.

The Panhellenic Federation of Journalists’ Unions called on bosses to “immediately stop the layoffs, salary reductions and payment delays and sign new collective agreements.”

Greek workers have repeatedly had their pay cut and taxes increased since the previous Pasok government started turning the screws on the orders of its EU, European Central Bank and IMF creditors in 2010.

More than one in five workers are jobless and tens of thousands of businesses have closed.

Greece is in its fifth year of recession and continues to import twice as much as it exports.

See also here.

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