Friday April 25, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
22o C
12o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
EOPYY doctors to be given stay-or-go choice

The 4,500 doctors working for Greeces main public healthcare provider, EOPYY, will be given the option of taking up jobs at state hospitals or having their contracts terminated, helping the government meet its targets for the civil service mobility scheme and dismissals, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said on Tuesday.

Speaking during a visit to Brussels, Georgiadis said that doctors would be given the straight choice of being employed full-time at public hospitals or having their agreements with EOPYY torn up, allowing them to continue with just their private practices if they so wish.

We are not firing people, said Georgiadis. We are giving all the doctors the option of joining the National Health System if they wish. Any doctor that wants to can join primary healthcare. Whoever does not want to will choose the option of having their contract canceled.

Greece has to fire 4,000 civil servants by the end of this year and place 25,000 others in the mobility scheme. Georgiadis suggested that changes to primary healthcare would lead to these targets being attainable.

EOPYY doctors have been on strike since last month and decided on Tuesday to extend their action until December 19 over plans to reduce staff numbers. It is not possible for the ministers planning to start and end with the number of doctors that are going to be fired, said their union, POSEYP-EOPYY. Unionists, however, said if Georgiadis is willing to start negotiations with them without any preconditions, they would call off their strike.

This seems highly unlikely, though, as Georgiadis stated clearly that he believes the framework provided by Greeces bailout agreement is correct.

The memorandum was absolutely necessary, he said. It foresees the minimum reforms that the country needs. In fact, the memorandums schedule is very slow. We should be going faster.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday December 10, 2013 (22:02)  
Work at new Athens cultural center gathering pace
Greece makes request for debt relief as loan tranche approved
New court to deal with major crime, graft cases
More than 20,000 protests since 2010 bailout
Ellaktor lands major Doha metro project
Ellaktor subsidiary Aktor has secured the biggest construction project ever obtained by a Greek company abroad by signing the contract for the study and construction of the Gold Line Undergr...
World seeks produce from Greece
Honey from Greece is considered a worthy wedding present in Japan. Elsewhere in Asia, gifts of Greek melons are wrapped up in packaging normally associated with jewelry. This countrys fish ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
4,000 officers to police Greek Cup final
Police says it will ban mass gatherings in central Athens amid heavy security measures planned for Saturday's Greek Cup final between Panathinaikos and PAOK at the Olympic Stadium. More than...
BASKETBALL
Never underestimate the Greek hoopsters
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, who between them have won the last three European crowns, won again at home on Wednesday to take their Euroleague play-off series with Real Madrid and CSKA Mosc...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
At the mercy of fools
The death of a young man at an Easter lunch in a village near Rethymno on Crete and the very serious injury of an American guest at a Resurrection ceremony on Santorini must not be forgotten...
COMMENTARY
Putting the party above the country
The case of Sabiha Suleiman, the Roma activist whose candidacy for the European Parliament was announced by SYRIZA only to be withdrawn shortly afterward, is an illustration of the leftist o...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Ellaktor lands major Doha metro project
2. World seeks produce from Greece
3. Eurobank opens book for capital increase
4. Govt presents its growth model for the coming years
5. Work at new Athens cultural center gathering pace
6. Greece makes request for debt relief as loan tranche approved
more news
Today
This Week
1. Ellaktor lands major Doha metro project
2. Putting the party above the country
3. Three missing from cargo ship that went down off Crete
4. Central Athens cleanup a sign of Greece's turnaround
5. Strong card in debt talks
6. Samaras meeting with Dimon key to Greek return to bond markets
Today
This Week
1. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
2. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
3. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
4. Putting the party above the country
5. Government looks to kick on
6. Greece offers to help find Turkish F-16 lost in 1996
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.