Civil servants walk off the job at noon


Public administration will grind to a halt at midday Wednesday after the Attica branch of the national union representing civil servants, ADEDY, called a work stoppage.

The union called on its members to gather outside the Health Ministry in downtown Athens at 1 p.m. to protest the upcoming expiration of hundreds of fixed-term contracts in the public health sector.

ADEDY is demanding that workers hired on fixed-term contracts be granted permanence, while also protesting delays in the payment of overtime to healthcare and local government staff.

Workers at the Culture Ministry will also be holding a 24-hour strike today to protest the start of online foreclosures.