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Greek Pharmacists Launch 24-Hour Nationwide Strikes

pharmaciesGreek pharmacists across the country are planning to protest outside Greece’s Ministry of Health on Monday at 1pm in a 24-hour strike, reacting to the government’s measures that aim to enable non-pharmacists to open pharmacies.

The General Assembly of the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association, decided on Saturday afternoon, to launch rolling 24-hour strikes in protest of the new measures that appear to be a part of Greece’s bailout commitments.

The strikes will start Monday, October 26, as pharmacists react to the new project that aims to enable non-pharmasists in holding a majority of stakes to open pharmacies, participate in the share capital, and hold a maximum of five licenses per operator.
You can read the full decision’s announcement below:
“The General Assembly of the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association decided during its meeting on [Saturday], October 24, that Greek pharmacists will hold rolling 24-hour strikes starting this Monday, October 26.
Pharmacists dynamically react to the forthcoming ministerial decision that catalyzes the pharmaceutical care in favor of economic interests at the expense of the health of the Greek people.
Also, the Pharmaceutical Associations of Attica and Piraeus decided to organize a protest rally outside the Ministry of Health on Monday, October 26, at 1pm.”

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