Cyprus - Doctors end strike after concessions - November 30, 2018

Doctors at the Paphos hospital accident and emergency department postponed their strike for 15 days to give time to the health ministry to follow up on promises that two doctors will be assigned to the understaffed department. The rolling strike started on 1 November and lasted five days. The A&E doctors at Paphos stopped work for two hours every day. Their key demand was the hiring of more staff in order to solve understaffing problems and increasing work pressure and overwork. The doctors’ trade union said the postponement was a sign of good will from the workers’ side.

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