France -Midwives demonstrate to pressure sluggish wage negotiations -November 19, 2013

Following a disappointing lack of progress in the public sector hospital negotiations on 13 November, midwives took to the street on 19 November to demand higher wages and better working conditions. Next to wage increases, the midwives are also asking for a revaluation of their position in the pay structure, which is more in line with the skills and responsibilities.




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