Italy -Health care strike against cuts -July 22, 2013

Medical professionals organised a nation-wide strike against cuts in the health care sector, which forced hospitals to cancel 500,000 check-ups and 30,000 non-emergency procedures. The doctors are protesting against the enormous reduction in the health care budget, which they claim undermines the quality of services as well as working conditions. Currently, only 10 new doctors are hired for every 100 that retire and hospitals are cutting back on the costs of equipment and maintenance to square budgets.

English: http://www.thelocal.it/20130722/30000-operations-scrapped-as-Italian-doctors-strike

Italian: http://www.fpcgil.it/flex ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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