Norway - Doctors’ strike intensifies - September 30, 2016

Mediations between trade union Akademikerne and employer association Spekter broke down shortly after a deadline. As a result, 194 union members, including 100 doctors, walked off the job at hospitals in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Finnmark. Around 100 of the striking workers are doctors. The work stoppage intensified when an additional 498 hospital workers joined the strike. Trade union Akademikerne has said that another 35 doctors and psychologists will join the protests. That will bring the total number of striking workers to 533. The heart of conflict has to do with working hours. The union qualifies the working time arrangements are irresponsible - both for the workers and for patient safety.


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