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article imageDoctors, judges, railway personnel on strike in Greece

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 17, 2012 in World
Greece is to undergo yet more strike action disrupting citizens. There will be a rail strike midweek and strike action by hospital doctors. Meanwhile the courts remain backlogged due to strike action by judges and prosecutors.
Even as the Greek government applauded the EU cash intervention that staves off bankruptcy, disgruntled employees continue to engage in strike action. On Dec. 17 and 18 pharmacies will once again close in the ongoing action protesting the lack of government payment for medicines handed out on credit.
Hospitals will be closed to all but emergency cases on Dec. 19 as state hospital doctors strike in protest against wage cuts. Many have worked for months without receiving any wages, in appalling conditions. Ta Nea reported on Dec. 21 doctors will hold a meeting to determine further strike action.
To Vima reported railway personnel will be holding a 48-hour strike on Dec. 19 and 20.
Meanwhile go-slow action by judges and prosecutors, who believe they should be exempt from austerity cuts, continues. Rolling walkouts which commenced in Sept. are now scheduled to continue to at least Jan, 19. Ekathimerini reported hundreds and thousands of pending civil and criminal cases have had to be postponed. It is costing the Greek government millions of euros in lost financial penalties.
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