BROADCAST MEDIA DID NOT CARRY NEWS BULLETINS ON FEBRUARY 7TH AND THERE...

World | February 7, 2002, Thursday // 00:00

Broadcast media did not carry news bulletins on February 7th and there will be no newspapers on February 8th in Greece because journalists are holding a 24-hour strike. The national federation of journalists’ unions (POESY) and the Athens union (ESIEA) called the strike demanding pay increases and a number of institutional changes. They also want owners to sign a collective wage agreement and to apply rules of ethics. ESIEA President Aristides Manolakos called for a five-day week for journalists and “work conditions that do not exhaust journalists, allow them to work with dignity and do not make them the pawns of expediency.”

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