Two rolling 48-hour nationwide strikes involving all the Greek media, including administrative staff and press distributors, will start at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday and end at 6:00 a.m. on Monday morning.

The strike action was decided by the boards of the unions ESHEA (Athens journalists), EPHEA (Athens media enterprise staff) and other media sector unions and will affect all newspapers, broadcast media, news websites, press distribution agencies, the Athens News Agency-Macedonian Press Agency, magazines and all broader public sector and local authority media enterprises in the country.

The unions are demanding that employers sign satisfactory collective labour agreements, a stop to wage cuts, protection of entitlements and a stop to dismissals.