Teachers, doctors, municipal and military staff stage protests

Teachers, doctors, municipal and military staff were taking action through strikes, stoppages and rallies on Wednesday as a means of protesting a new round of salary cuts.

A 24-hour strike by primary school teachers on Wednesday was followed by two three-hour stoppages by secondary school staff protesting staff shortages and fresh wage cuts.

At the same time military staff were organizing a rally on Kolokotroni Square in central Athens at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Doctors working with the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) were on a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, while pharmacists protesting nonpayment of dues by EOPYY were set to continue their protest by not supplying drugs on credit. Pharmacies in the port city of Piraeus remained closed on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, municipal services across Greece were set to close their doors on Wednesday and Thursday as staff called a 48-hour strike protesting budget cuts. Municipal workers were organizing a rally at 11 a.m. on Wednesday starting on Klafthmonos Square before heading to the Ministry of Finance.

Hellenic Postbank staff were set to hold a three-hour work stoppage in Attica starting at noon on Wednesday, while no branches would operate afternoon shifts.

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