Greek hospital staff to strike for four hours

Staff at state hospitals across the country are to hold a work stoppage between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday in protest at the government’s plans to put thousands of public sector workers into a mobility scheme by the end of the year in a bid to meet bailout targets.

Workers, who have planned a protest rally outside the Health Ministry in central Athens at noon, are persevering with their action despite reassurances by Minister Adonis Georgiadis that the overhaul will include no layoffs.