Romania - Health workers take to Bucharest streets in protest of wage cuts - April 30, 2018

Some 10,000 health workers from across the country came to the capital to participate in a massive protest against wage cuts. The protest is following government promises to hike salaries in the health care sector. Sanitas health union, said that at the same time some employees lost up to 1,100 lei (236 euro) of their net monthly pay. The most disputed change has been shifting social security taxes from employers to employees. The health workers threatened to go on strike if the government doesn’t resolve their salary issues.

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