REPORTAGE- Drops wages, tax hikes, shortages, Parliament must vote in Athens on Wednesday particularly harsh reforms imposed by Brussels.
The faulty elevators, tired greenish lino , a crowded corridor of patients abandoned on roller beds. Medical equipment out of age and above, drugs that are in short supply. At Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, austerity, “we know what it is.” So on the eve of parliamentary vote on a series of drastic reforms demanded by Brussels, fatalism is required. The strike, which calls the union of Greek civil servants ADEDY on Wednesday for the first time since coming to power Syriza end of January, “we do not even think.” “Not because we approve these measures !, said Dr Ilias Sioras, deputy director of the cardiology department and chairman of the union of the Evangelismos hospital, member of ADEDY. All simply because in these extremely difficult times, no one can afford to give up to 20 euros … ”