• Short Summary

    Journalists on five of Greece's eight national newspapers went on strike from noon on Tuesday (July 17)
    The Athens journalists decided to strike indefinitely to support demands for a 35 per cent pay increase.

  • Description

    Journalists on five of Greece's eight national newspapers went on strike from noon on Tuesday (July 17)
    The Athens journalists decided to strike indefinitely to support demands for a 35 per cent pay increase.

    Three Athens national papers, and a few financial and sports publications, which have already agreed to grant a 30 per cent increase, will continue to publish.

    The 5 nationals, three of which support the opposition, refused to grant the increase because they say salaries are determined by collective agreements expiring next October.

    The journalists say the strike was an effort to regain the lost purchasing power of their salaries.

    SYNOPSIS: In Athens, five of Greece's eight national newspapers will not be published from Tuesday - because journalists are striking for more pay.

    Rolls of newsprint lie unneeded - and newspaper offices are empty. Athens journalists decided to strike indefinitely. They want a thirty-five per cent pay rise.

    Three Athens national papers, and a few financial and sports publications which have agreed to a thirty per cent increase, will continue to publish. The five national papers affected by the strike refused the increase. They say salaries are determined by collective agreements expiring next October. The journalists' Association say the strike does not violate the agreement. It was staged to regain the lost purchasing power of their salaries.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8V3SM9J3B2XOCGVT8J49NXFJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V3SM9J3B2XOCGVT8J49NXFJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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