GREECE - Journalists have planned strike action next week because of Conservative plans to reform the country's pension system.
In a statement, the International Federation of Journalists said the new plans by the Government to reduce the number of pension funds from 155 to less than 20 would weaken the social-insurance system in the country.
The statement said: “The government is playing roulette with the lives of its citizens; journalists like all other workers, have every right to complain and to defend an insurance fund, which works very well.”
The journalist unions intend to strike on 27 November and 12 December.
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