Doc­tors, nurses walk off job to protest aus­ter­ity

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Strike ac­tion by state doc­tors and nurses is ex­pected to af­fect ser­vices at hos­pi­tals around the coun­try to­day. The Pan­hel­lenic Fed­er­a­tion of Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal Work­ers (POEDIN) has called on staff in Athens to walk off the job from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. while union mem­bers in other parts of the coun­try will hold a 24-hour strike. State doc­tors in Athens and Pi­raeus are set to stage a walk­out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. POEDIN called its ac­tion to protest an eval­u­a­tion scheme for civil ser­vants, de­manded by Greece’s cred­i­tors, not­ing that 90 per­cent of its mem­bers have boy­cotted the scheme. The doc­tors, for their part, are protest­ing state spend­ing cuts in the health sec­tor and call­ing for hir­ings.

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