Greek media conduct 24-hour strike

Greek media conduct 24-hour strike

Athens : Greece | Feb 19, 2013 at 1:21 AM PST
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Journalists in Greece held on Tuesday a 24-hour strike, the union said leading media. Government protested, saying that journalists from political motives specially hidden story, particularly the arrival of French President Francois Hollande, who is visiting Greece on Tuesday for an official visit.

Journalists require signing collective labor agreements in place expired in February. Among their demands - the guaranteed minimum wage, no layoffs in the state media, the abolition of the insurance fund mergers journalist from a national insurance system.

- In Greece, a record level of unemployment

Also striking seek damages that their insurance fund bore the Greek debt restructuring, along with other investors. There are among the slogans and political: the journalists want the government abandoned plans to change the law on trade unions to stop the "harassment" of trade unions and canceled all agreements with the EU and IMF, which Greece has received hundreds of billions of euros of loans in exchange for reduced charges.

A government spokesman accused the union Simos Kedikoglu journalists that he suffered especially strike a day earlier than planned.

In Greece, most unions will strike the public and private sectors.According Kedikoglu, journalists allegedly carry out the plan in the face of parliamentary opposition leftist party SYRIZA.

"The trade union leadership journalists succumb to the usual party ideas and plan SYRIZA journalistic cause blackout in covering the visit of French President Francois Hollande. Thus trade union leadership shows that they care about the real problems of my colleagues, and that they do not hesitate to hit the international image of our country for the sake of party interests ", - the representative of the government.


RIA Novosti .



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