Slovakia -Doctors stick to mass resignation -November 10, 2011

Over 2,400 of the country’s 6,500 hospital doctors are taking part in the mass resignation protest, co-ordinated by the LOZ trade union, that could see them leave their posts as of 1 December. As reported, the union has a number of key demands including stopping the conversion of public hospitals into joint stock companies, the application of labour code rules on working time and working conditions, and pay increases for health staff. The Minister of Health has been touring hospitals to try to persuade doctors to withdraw their resignations, obviously with meagre results. On Wednesday 30 November, many of the protesting doctors failed to report to work, clearly  in a coordinated way organised by the LOZ (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 October 2011).



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