Thessaloniki hospital staff launch go-slow action after nonpayment of salaries

The Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki started accepting only emergency cases on Tuesday as the institution’s 1,450 staff launched go-slow action to protest the nonpayment of their salaries last month.

Although the hospital’s management insisted that the Health Ministry, and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, have pledged to solve the problem, staff remained unconvinced and said they would continue their action until their wages are paid.