Portugal - Negotiations going on after nurses’ strike - September 30, 2017

Nurses started a five-day strike to ask for better pay and an improvement of the working time. The government reacted by calling the strike that affected several specialised services illegal. After the strike, there were efforts made to find a way out. So far meetings with the trade unions ended without agreement. There is still openness to continue talks with a view to understanding the future of the career structure of nursing professionals. The existing career structure negotiated in 2009 was under public discussion for two years (2003 and 2004) with dozens of meetings, in all institutions and across the country.

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