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Route of Shame: PSI protest against Greek TV shutdown

12 June 2013
During the "Route of Shame" cycle ride around Geneva on 12 June 2013 for social justice and trade union rights, participants will gather in front of the Greek Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva to protest against the closure of Greek public television.

The Greek government is gradually eliminating workers’ and citizens’ rights, one after another, with the unique aim of satisfying the commitments made to the Troika (the EU, the European Bank, and the IMF). The latest example is the decision of the government which, by a legislative act, ordered the “sudden death” of the public television and radio ERT, blocking public broadcasting, access to information and news pluralism in an unprecendented move that has shocked the Greek population.

They fear that 14,500 workers will be laid off  by the end of July.

Together with the Executive Committee of PSI’s affiliate ADEDY, PSI strongly condemns this policy and extends our solidarity to the workers of ERT who are fighting to overthrow the destructive plans of the government and the Troika. They will protest outside the Radiomegaro ERT today, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm and hold a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

In solidarity with the workers, participants at the PSI Route of Shame will protest in front of the Greek Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva on 12 June.

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