Strikes in public health sector announced - The Best from Greece

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Posted on: 28/Mar/2011

Doctors at IKA-ETAM, Greece's largest social security fund, announced a 48-hour nationwide strike for March 29-30, while the Athens and Piraeus Medical Associations called on members to abstain from their duties on those days.

A union representing hospital doctors announced a 24-hour strike for March 30, while a 24-hour strike and work stoppages are being considered by public hospital personnel.

IKA-ETAM doctors demand renewal of their work contracts, underlining that the fund's healthcare services are facing a "complete dissolution".

The Federation of Hospital Doctors (OEGNE) called a 24-hour strike for March 30 demanding no cuts or mergers that will tear apart the National Health System (Esy), also, dignified wages for all employees and free public healthcare.

On March 31, the Federation of Public Hospital Staff (POEDIN) will hold a 24-hour strike at the Region's hospitals, while a five-hour work stoppage will be held at the hospitals in Athens and Piraeus between 10am and 3pm.


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