Nurses threaten strike over chronic understaffing

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Nurses threaten strike over chronic understaffing
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State nurses’ unions threatened to strike on Monday unless the health ministry approves their demand for hiring staff to help cover more than 160 vacant posts.

Pasyno and the nurses’ branch of civil servants’ union Pasydy have long complained about serious understaffing in state hospitals.

Head of the Pasydy nurses, Prodromos Argyrides, told the daily Politis that at the moment, there are 165 vacant nurses’ posts in state hospitals – 80 are on long-term or maternity leave and 85 are seconded to a number of health ministry departments.

The request filed several months ago to the...


Nurses threaten strike over chronic understaffing


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