Strikes threaten to immobilize EOPYY next week

The head of Greece’s main healthcare provider (EOPYY), Dimitris Kontos, pleaded on Tuesday with doctors not to go on strike next week as it would lead to 65,000 appointments being canceled.

EOPYY doctors have called 24-hour strikes for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in reaction to plans to move some of them from their posts and dismiss others.

Kontos asked doctors to submit their proposals for resolving the issue rather than going on strike.

However, EOPYY also faces a walkout from its remaining staff, who decided on Tuesday to also hold strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are protesting their inclusion in the public sector mobility scheme.

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