Greece: Health workers walk out and protest against cuts



HEALTHCARE workers marched through the Greek capital Athens yesterday during a 24-hour strike against brutal Brussels-dictated cuts to their services.
Protesters marched past 10 state-run hospitals before reaching the Health Ministry, waving black helium balloons and displaying an effigy of a dying patient.
Health unions accuse Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government of delaying plans to hire more hospital staff, which will cover just 20 per cent of jobs lost to austerity.
Greek Public Hospital Workers’ Federation general secretary Michalis Giannakos said: “With the policies he’s... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 26
Source: Morning Star
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