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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 10-11-30

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From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>

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  • [01] Sea Affairs Minister Issues Civil Mobilization Order
  • [02] Mass Media Strike

  • [01] Sea Affairs Minister Issues Civil Mobilization Order

    Monday, 29 November 2010 19:54

    Seamen are forced back to work as Minister for Sea Affairs, Yiannis Diamantidis issued civil mobilization order to prevent further disruption to travel and shipment of goods after seamen called a new 48-hour strike. Mr. Diamantidis referred to the serious problems in the transport of people, particularly with health problems and transport of produce to the mainland as the strike had cut the country in two. He also spoke of both sides intransigence which led domestic sea transport to standstill.

    Commenting on the government's action the ND party spoke of PASOK party inconsistency in its words and deeds, the GCP stressed that civil mobilization order was a shameful anti-labour action while SYRIZA maintained that the government is using military measures to hamper workers struggle.

    Ministry for Sea Affairs issued civil mobilization of seamen, who continue their strike for a 7th consecutive day.

    Sources: 105.8, NA/PA

    Related News: NMF Stages New 48-h Strike

    News item: 49759

    [02] Mass Media Strike

    Monday, 29 November 2010 13:28

    Employees in mass media are staging a 24-hour strike from 06:00 on Tuesday 30/11 till 06:00 on Wednesday 1/12/2010 to protest overhaul to labour and pension laws, abolition of collective labour contracts and mass lay offs. The administration board of the Journalists Union of Athens Daily Newspapers ( ESHEA) called all journalists working in the press and electronic press as well as state mass media (ERT-ANA-MPA-GGE) participate in the strike. Journalists working in ERTonline have joined mobilization. Also employees in state television ERT are staging a 24-hour strike.

    POSPERT announcement says television and radio programs are changed due to the strike " in protest against shrinkage of ERT, cuts in salaries and refusal to sign labour contracts". Employees in mass media will gather at 11:00 outside ESHEA offices, on 20 Academia St. and from there march to the Employment Ministry.

    News item: 49713


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