Greek journalists are holding 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 Wednesday, and news websites were not being refreshed after 6 a.m. local time (0400 GMT). No Thursday newspapers will be published.

Greece's two largest unions, which cover the public and private sectors, have called a general strike for Thursday to protest the government's budget, which is to be voted on in Parliament Saturday night, 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.