Turkey -Medical workers on strike -March 13, 2015

Calling for better working standards thousands of doctors participated in the strike, demanding urgent changes.

Representatives from 14 medical personnel trade unions have decided to walk off the job on March 13, calling for better working standards. Media report that thousands of doctors participated in the strike, demanding five urgent changes. The demands include better working conditions, increased base pay for pensions, payment of overtime fees, better access to health care and more attention to quality delivered instead of the quantity of patients treated. Doctors said they are forced to work for low wages and that only five minutes are allotted per patient.

English: http://national.bgnnews.com/thousands-of-turkish-doctors-go-on-strike ...

http://www.todayszaman.com/business_medical-workers-to-go-on-strike-next-week ...  

 

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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