希腊国家广播电视公司关闭导致罢工 Greeks Strike because of Broadcast Cutback

希腊的公交车和火车星期四陷入停顿,这是工会为抗议政府决定关闭国营的广播电视公司而举行的全国24小时大罢工的一部分。关闭国家广播电视公司是希腊全盘削减支出措施的一部分。

星期三上午,希腊政府停止了国家广播电视公司的广播和电视播出。星期二希腊政府宣布了这项决定。

希腊记者工会呼吁其成员举行罢工,直到国家广播电视公司恢复播出为止。

希腊总理萨马拉斯由于关闭国家广播电视公司而面临其执政联盟伙伴泛希腊社会运动党和民主左翼党的反对。

希腊说,关闭国家广播电视公司是暂时的措施,将在精简后恢复。这次关闭国家广播电视公司导致2500人丢掉工作。希腊在想方设法支撑其财政并满足获得国际舒困的条件。


Buses and trains across Greece have come to a standstill Thursday -- part of a 24-hour, nationwide general strike called by unions to protest the government's decision to shut down state broadcaster, ERT, as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures.

The government took ERT off the air early Wednesday, after announcing the shutdown Tuesday.  

Greek journalist unions have called for their members to strike until ERT is reopened.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is facing opposition from his coalition partners -- the socialist PASOK and the Democratic Left Party -- because of the closing.

Greece says the ERT closure is a temporary measure before a re-launch in a slimmed-down form.  About 2,500 workers lost their jobs in the shutdown.  The government has not given a reopening date.

Greece is struggling to shore up its finances and meet the terms of an international bailout.