France - Nationwide protest of nurses - November 30, 2016

Striking nurses held protests across the country in what was described as an ‘unprecedented’ movement aimed at raising the alarm call about the state of their profession, with lack of investment, lack of staff, being overworked, no time for patients. Hospital staff held protests including a march from Montparnasse to the health ministry in Paris to demonstrate their growing anger at their worsening conditions of work. Other hospital workers joined the protest. Union leaders have warned of an increasing number of suicide attempts due to burn-out. Staff are off sick as a result of exhaustion and those who retire are not replaced.

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