The 118 medics at the centre began their strike action on 25 November. They have joined almost 90% of the 6,000 doctors across Greece who belong to national health agency Eopyy. They are protesting against the decision by the health minister, Adonis Georgiadis, to suspend a large number of Eopyy doctors.
Under its mobility scheme, the government is committed to suspending 25,000 public-sector workers on partial pay by the end of the year and making 4,000 redundant. Those affected receive 75% of their usual wages for eight months, then are either re-allocated or dismissed. Eopyy must accept its share of the burden. It was set up during the reorganisation of the public health system in 2012 and now manages about 250 health centres across Greece.
via Guardian Weekly
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