Media outlets began their 24-hour strike at 6 a.m. local time (03:00 GMT) on Tuesday, while sailors started earlier at midnight (21:00 GMT) and will continue for the next 48 hours.
#Greece News: Transport Services to Strike in Protest of New Austerity Vote in Parliament https://t.co/nwse1lDqNJ pic.twitter.com/ddjERSbSgd— Corfu Κέρκυρα (@_Corfu) 15 мая 2017 г.
Among the demands made by journalist trade unions are the review of austerity measures, which were imposed on Greece by international creditors and seriously affected the life of the Greek people, and labor rights reforms.
The Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO), on the other hand, has demanded that the government make a final decision on pensions for sailors and reconsider some ministerial decisions concerning the operation of coastwise vessels on international routes.
On Wednesday, a nationwide general strike will take in Greece.
In 2010, the debt crisis hit the Greece economy. Since then a number of international lenders, including the EU institutions and the International Monetary Fund, agreed to provide Athens with several bailout packages in exchange for large-scale economic reforms, which suppose introduction of austerity measures.