Austria -Workers in religious hospitals strike -March 13, 2013

Workers in several private hospitals in upper Austria that are run by religious orders went on strike over wages. In the negotiations of a new collective agreement the hospitals, who have refused a pay increase in the last three years, are attempting to cut down on pay for overtime and on-call time. Trade unions said the current wage offer is effectively a pay cut and demand a wage increase to at least match the inflation rate.


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