Malta -Paramedics intensify industrial action -August 7, 2012

The industrial actions initiated by paramedics’ trade union UHM in June after 18 months of unsuccessful talks over working conditions (reported in last month’s newsletter) might even escalate. Radiographers, audiologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory scientists, dental technologists, dental hygienists, speech language pathologists, neurophysiology technologists and other workers follow specific directives of tasks they shall not perform for the duration of the strike. UHM accuses the health authority of unreasonable delay in tabling their proposals and have registered an industrial conflict. Proposals the authority tabled in February were withdrawn just before an agreement was found and recently received new proposals are significantly below the previous offer. UHM has announced the actions will continue until an agreement is found.

English: http://www.independent.com.mt/news.asp?newsitemid=146951

http://di-ve.com/news/paramedics-industrial-actions-might-escalate

http://di-ve.com/news/uhm-orders-health-inspectorate-workers-take-industrial-action

 

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