Poland - Nurses strike because of broken pay promises - May 31, 2016

Nurses at one of the country’s largest specialist paediatric hospitals, the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw, are on strike, with patients being sent to other institutions. The nurses demand that managers fulfil promises made earlier this year to increase wages. The nurses have received only part of a promised PLN 400 (around 90 euro) increase. A spokesperson for the nurses’ trade union at the hospital said that low wages ‘pose a threat to the lives of the hospitalised children’, as more and more nurses are leaving the hospital due to being underpaid.

English: http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/254121,Nurses-strike-at-Warsaw-hospital  

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