Portugal - Doctors’ strike avoided? - April 30, 2017

The government approved amendments to legislation restoring part of overtime payments to medical professionals in the national health service that were reduced in 2012 by the previous administration, but without revealing full details of a move that may or may not head off a doctors' strike. A phased increase was announced over the current year of the percentage increases foreseen in the legislation in force. However, it is neither clarified how the percentages are to be phased in nor from when exactly the overtime payments are to be restored. Doctors' unions have scheduled a strike for 10-11 May to protest the government's failure fully to restore overtime payments, which are currently running at 50% their pre-2012 level.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/government-to-boost-doctor-overtime-pay ...  

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