We are very pleased to have had Greek journalist, Georgia Mylonaki, a member of the Eleftherotypia newspaper strike committee and Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary speaking at our LPB branch meeting on 26th June – “Tackling the Crisis”.
Eleftherotypia employees have been on strike for the last few months because they have not been paid since August 2011. The title was established after the defeat of the military dictatorship in 1974, it means “freedom of the press” and was originally owned by its workers. It tackled corruption and had a proud history. Georgia will tell us how they are fighting to save the newspaper.
Workers are facing the same struggles across Europe. Michelle Stanistreet has been invited to talk about the current crisis in the industry, the financial situation facing the NUJ and the strategy she is proposing for the coming months.
Audio from this meeting is available online.