Cyprus - Nurses in action - February 29, 2016

State nurses agreed to a union-backed calling for industrial action. Nurses want new positions and promotions to be unfrozen and better conditions for temporary workers, who are currently paid 10% less even after being in a position for 24 months. The nurses say they are seriously understaffed and have accused the state of creating new departments at hospital without being able to adequately staff them. The nurses have been waiting for solutions for two years now and a promised change coming out of a meeting with personnel managers some months ago has never materialised. After a meeting of the unions with the health minister, the union cancelled the strike and said that the dialogue will continue.

English: http://in-cyprus.com/health-sector-woes-persist/

http://in-cyprus.com/state-nurses-call-off-mondays-strike/    

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