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Doctors union: Medical staff urgently needed, public system falling apart

Doctors are describing a desperate situation at healthcare facilities in Attica that are part of the National Health System (ESY) and are calling for staff recruitment, increased funding and pay reviews. At a press conference held on Monday, the Athens-Piraeus Hospital Doctors’ Association (EINAP) spoke of long waiting hours for …

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State to pay also salaries for non-clergy staff working at Church facilities

The Greek state will come up for the cost of non-cleric personnel working at facilities of the Church of Greece, the Holy Synod revealed on Tuesday. What is interesting is that news came from the Holy Synod and not from the government or the conservative Prime Minister’s office who was …

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Over 40 elderly tested positive after outbreak in Athens nursing home

At least 40 people, elderly and personnel, have been tested positive to Covid-19 at a care home in downtown Athens in the last few hours setting health authorities on alert and enforcing a 10-day lockdown of the facility. Ambulances were seen on Thursday morning transferring elderly to various coronavirus designated …

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Piraeus Bank staff on 24h strike due to recent layoffs, Dec 5

Piraeus Bank staff will hold a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, as well as a protest gathering to be held at the labor ministry on the same day.A work stoppage was held on Wednesday. The Federation of Bank Workers’ Unions (OTOE) said the actions aim to protest …

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Greece’s Asylum Service report: 58,661 asylum applications submitted in 2017

Greece’s Asylum Service has published its report for the work in 2017. The Asylum Service registered 58,661 asylum applications, of which 26,668 were submitted on the five Aegean islands where Reception and Identification Centers (“hotspots”) are located. The detailed report gives information about countries of origin, approved and rejected application …

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Scandal! FinMin Withdraws Provisions After Parliament Staff Went on Strike, While Greek MPs Debate Austerity Package

Unprecedented! Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras withdrew the provision after the Parliament staff went on strike. Stournaras told the plenary that he withdraw the provision but that he will bring it up again on a later point as the strike threatened to boycott the austerity bill voting procedure. MPs reacted shouting …

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