Portugal - Massive support for nurses’ strike - June 30, 2018

A national strike that was called by the Union of Portuguese Nurses (SEP) had an extremely high participation rate. The union spoke about figures of between 70 percent and 90 percent in various healthcare institutions. The main demand was more staff be hired to cope with the impact of the shift to a working week of 35 hours, from 40 hours. According to the union it is necessary to hire more nurses. Up to 2,000 nurses will be needed to compensate the working time reduction in weekly timetables.

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