Crisis: Greece; hospitals announce new series of strikes

Against Health Ministry's policies and huge staff shortages

04 April, 12:31

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, APRIL 4 - Greece's public hospital employees have decided to go on strike over the huge staff shortages and lack of materials, while holding responsible the Minister of Health Adonis Georgiadis as daily To Vima online reports adding that the employee federation Poedin has spoken of "third-world" healthcare and employment. As such, the union decided to arrange demonstrations between 8am and 10am at hospitals.

    The federation has also called its members to gather outside the Health Ministry before attending the 24-hour joint Gsee and Adedy strike on Wednesday. On Friday the 11th of April there will be a five-hour walkout and a demonstration outside the Health Ministry and regional healthcare services at noon. A major wave of protest action in the healthcare sector will begin on the 28th of April with a 24-hour strike.

    The federation has complained about serious staff shortages, as about 15,000 employees have retired and their positions still remain vacant. (ANSAmed).

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