Cyprus - Healthcare workers strike over security - September 30, 2017

Nurses and doctors at state hospitals went on a two-hour work stoppage to protest for the authorities’ failure to prevent attacks against them. A representative of the doctors’ union said that the violent incidents against doctors and nurses in hospitals have become a frequent phenomenon and so far, despite own actions and the employer’s announcements, not one step has been made to stop them. Striking nurses and doctors say they are no longer willing to tolerate such violent behaviour against them and claim that the authorities should take the necessary security measures.

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