Greek journalists go on 24-hour strike


Greek journalists will be going on a 24-hour strike which will take place between 05:00 in the morning on Wednesday and 05:00 in the morning on Thursday announced the Journalists' Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA).

The ESIEA and other press-related unions called journalists to join a rally at 11:00 am the same day, at Stadiou & Korai Streets in downtown Athens. It will highlight the need for collective work agreements in mass media, stable and permanent work contracts, and support of unemployed journalists.

Last month journalists and media workers from private television stations in Greece went on strike for 24 hours from 5:00 AM on 6th September to protest against a draft regulation they argued would undermine job security and make conditions more precarious for up to 40% of workers.

The International and the European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) joined their Greek affiliates (the Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers, the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers, the Panhellenic Federation of Journalists’ Union and the Union of Magazine and Electronic Press Journalists) in calling on the government to withdraw the regulation, safeguard the rights of journalists and ensure decent working conditions.