Hospital workers stage anti-government protest in Athens


The union of Greek hospital workers, POEDIN, was on Monday staging the latest in a series of four-hour work stoppages, demanding pay for arduous and hazardous professions and accusing the government of trying to suppress trade unionism.

Monday's walkout, which started at 11 a.m. and was to run through 3 p.m., was expected to disrupt services at state hospitals.

POEDIN called on all political parties bar neonazi Golden Dawn to join their protest in central Athens, accusing the government of "anti-democratic tactics…aimed at suppressing protests."