NEWS

Public TV and radio off air for three days due to strike

Employees at state broadcasters began three days of rolling 24-hour strikes on Tuesday to protest changes to their social security coverage and the inclusion of colleagues in the labor reserve scheme.

Workers at public TV and radio, ERT, as well as at municipal radio stations and the Athens News Agency walked off the job at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and will not return to their jobs until Friday at 6 a.m.

On Thursday, they will gather outside Parliament while MPs discuss a bill that seeks to substantially reduce public spending on state broadcasting, leading to some national TV stations and dozens of regional radio stations closing.