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Greek taxis, doctors, dentists on strike

Greek taxis, doctors, dentists on strike

Greek taxi drivers, hospital doctors and dentists have walked off the job at the start of a new round of anti-austerity protests by professional groups and labor unions in the debt-ridden country.
Taxi drivers went on a 24-hour strike Thursday against plans to open up their profession to more competition, while dentists and state hospital doctors began a two-day strike against a series of reforms affecting their profession.
More strikes from the likes of garbage collectors, teachers and tax office workers, are expected in the coming weeks.
Greece's Socialist government is stepping up spending cuts, under pressure from international lenders who have seen the country miss targets necessary for it to continue receiving loans from its bailout fund.


Updated : 2021-07-26 22:03 GMT+08:00