Greek doctors to stage four hour walkout on Wednesday


Doctors at state hospitals are to walk off the job for four hours from 11 a.m. on Wednesday to protest cuts to their salaries resulting from a new wage structure introduced by the government at the behest of international creditors.

Doctors are to hold a protest rally at noon outside the Health Ministry in central Athens.

“The claims by the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks government that had heralded ‘small but significant increases’ have been spectacularly shot down,” the Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors (OENGE) said in a statement.