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Hospital workers to stage work stoppage in Attica on March 28

The union of Greek hospital workers, POEDIN, on Tuesday announced a four-hour work stoppage in Attica for March 28.
The action is scheduled to start at 8 a.m., and is expected to affect services at the region's public hospitals.
Strikers will also be gathering for a protest rally outside the Labour Ministry in downtown Athens at 8.30 a.m. / LabMin Budai: Romanian Presidency of EU Council prioritising developing EU social dimension

One of the main priorities of the Romanian Presidency at the Council of the European Union is the development of the social dimension of the EU through the implementation of the European social rights pillar, Romania's Labour and Social Justice Minister Marius Budai said on Monday in opening remarks to an informal meeting of the European Union's Social Protection Committee (SPC) in Bucharest, M

Public sector pay deal translates into costlier services

Citing higher labour costs, some of the retirement homes and kindergartens have already hiked up the prices of their services, while higher wages may yet translate into higher supplementary health insurance premiums and in-home support services. However, not all hikes can be blamed on higher wages.

Liberals' Orban considers lack of labour force in private sector can be solved with administration staff

National Liberal Party (PNL) leader Ludovic Orban stated on Wednesday evening that the work force deficit in the private sector could be reduced with people from the administration included, affirming that there shouldn't be one million employees in the public sector.

Pensioners body accuses Labour ministry, EFKA of delaying pensions

A Greek pensioners' body has accused the leadership of the Labour Ministry, the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) and the auxilliary pensions fund of delaying on purpose the issuing of new pensions to secure the record surplus the government is presenting to its creditors.

Macedonia PM Recruits Albanian Parties to Boost Majority

The reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday is the first since the election of his government last year, and will see two small ethnic Albanian parties join the ruling coalition, boosting its support in the assembly.

The Democratic Party of Albanians, DPA, which controls two MPs in parliament, will get one ministerial post and one deputy minister.