Ireland -Junior doctors strike over working hours -October 10, 2013

Over 3,000 junior doctors went on strike over what they call “dangerously long working hours”. Because talks with the Health Service Executive (HSE) have not lead to any solution, the doctors are now taking industrial action. The HSE is attempting to implement European legislation that no doctor will work a single shift longer than 24 hours, but refuses to impose sanctions on hospitals that do make their staff work longer.



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