Medical students keep minister hostage in Athens over reforms

Medical students hold debuty minister of health hostage in second day of a 48 hour nurses strike in Greece.

Submitted by taxikipali on December 6, 2008

On Friday 5 December, the second day of the 48h strike of nurses across Greece which saw the occupation of the Ministry of Health by strikers , students of the Medical School of Athens kept the debuty Minister of Health hostage in the amphiteater of the Ministry of Health for an hour.

The students voiced their opposition to the employment reforms of the collective work contract between the Ministry of Health and the Hospital Doctors Union, especially regarding the article which rules that the first six-months of specialisation training will be unpaid.