Spain -Health workers in Madrid region on strike -November 27, 2012

Health workers in the Madrid region have organised two days of strike and announced to more action days in the beginning of December. The health workers are protesting against plans to privatised six brand new hospitals as well as against the €1 fee for the issuing of prescription drugs. Unions report that about 80% of health workers participated in the strike; minimum services were guaranteed throughout the strike.


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