Greek Journalists Walk Out

FILE - Striking journalists and media workers demonstrate in central Athens on 8 April 2014. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

ATHENS — Greek journalists on Dec. 2 held a 24-hour strike a day before a nationwide anti-austerity strike — the country’s second in a month — that is expected to disrupt all public services.

Radio and television news bulletins were pulled off the air, and news websites were not being refreshed after 6 a.m. local time. No Dec. 3 newspapers will be published.

Greece’s two largest unions, which cover the public and private sectors, have called a general strike for Dec. 3 to protest the government’s budget, which is to be voted on in Parliament Dec. 5, and pension reforms.

The strike will disrupt public transport, including domestic flights and ferries to the islands, and public hospitals, while schools will be shut. Lawyers have said they will also join in.