Hungary - Nurses’ activist person of the year - January 31, 2016

The largest independent media outlet, RTL Klub, has named nursery workers’ representative Mária Sándor the 2015 person of the year. In February 2015, Sándor called attention to the plight of the drastically overworked and underpaid nurses and the deplorable state of the underfunded public health-care system, owing in large part to a chronic shortage of nurses and other health-care professionals. Following her public statement she was fired from her job at a hospital. Leading and speaking at a number of peaceful demonstrations over the course of 2015, Sándor called for a significant improvement to hospital working conditions, a 50 percent increase in nurses’ salary, and for nurses to receive overtime pay to which they are legally entitled.  Moreover, she said patients should be treated ‘fairly and honourably’.

English: http://budapestbeacon.com/featured-articles/rtl-klub-names-maria-sandor …  

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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