EOPYY doctors extend strike to December 13

Doctors at EOPYY, Greece’s largest healthcare provider on Wednesday decided to continue with a strike in protest at the government’s civil service overhaul. The EOPYY doctors voted to continue industrial action until December 13.

Reacting to the unionists’ decision, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis said that “the government would not be blackmailed by any group protecting vested interests.”

EOPYY doctors on Tuesday rejected a proposal by Georgiadis who had suggested a one-month delay to the scheduled inclusion of medical staff into a mobility scheme which includes forced transfers and layoffs.

On Wednesday, unionists called upon the government to present its reform program for the health sector to the public in detail. They also argued that the majority of proposals put across by the union so far had been valid suggestions.

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