Greek doctors to stage four hour walkout on Wednesday

TAGS: Protest, Health

Doctors at state hospitals are to walk off the job for four hours from 11 a.m. on Wednesday to protest cuts to their salaries resulting from a new wage structure introduced by the government at the behest of international creditors.

Doctors are to hold a protest rally at noon outside the Health Ministry in central Athens.

“The claims by the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government that had heralded ‘small but significant increases’ have been spectacularly shot down,” the Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors (OENGE) said in a statement.