Cyprus - Work stoppage at hospital seems to pay off - February 28, 2018

Trade unions Sek and Peo initiated a 12-hour work stoppage at Nicosia’s Archbishop Makarios hospital to protest understaffing. Understaffing has been a problem since the beginning of 2017 and is not only putting the employees under pressure but is, according to the unions, also posing health risks to patients. The strike was announced at the end of January. The work stoppage that started at 6.30 am was broken off early when health minister Pamboridis promised to help resolve the problem. After consulting with the finance minister, she said she will propose the cabinet to hire 10 more people.

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