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Thursday, 12.12.2019, 14:21
Finnish shipper Eckero Line has canceled most of its departures on Tuesday due to the Finnish Seafarers' Union participating in strikes in support of the Finnish Post and Logistics Union PAU, informed LETA/BNS.
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Medical workers to stage another protest at Saeima and call for dissolution of Saeima and Vinkele's resignation19.11.2019
On November 28, the Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees of Latvia will hold a protest in front of the Saeima building to demand dissolution of the parliament, express no confidence in Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development/For) and ask the president to return the 2020 budget to Saeima for a repeat review.
Large number of medics demand fair funding for healthcare in a vocal protest outside Saeima building07.11.2019
A large number of medical employees gathered by the Saeima building this morning to protest against the insufficient healthcare funding planned for the next coming years, LETA observed.
A "people's meeting" in which residents from various regions of Latvia will express their dissatisfaction with the administrative-territorial reform plan, will be held this Thursday almost simultaneously with a protest planned by healthcare employees, Liga Bulmeistere, a representative of the Latvian Green Party, informed LETA.
To protest against insufficient funding and excessive workload, medics will stage a meeting-picket in front of Saeima on November 7, Karlis Racenis, board chairman of the Latvian Junior Doctors Association told LETA.
Latvia:Healthcare workers to organize "A Day without a Doctor" in protest against insufficient healthcare financing
- In protest against the projected healthcare financing amounts in the next few years, healthcare workers will stage a protest, called "A Day without a Doctor", urging all physicians, except those working in emergency medical service, to take one-day unpaid leave before Saeima's vote on the 2020 state budget bill, as the Latvian Medical Association's President Ilze Aizsilniece informed LETA last night.
The Council of the Latvian Trade Union of Educational and Science Employees (LIZDA) decided today to organize teachers' protest in March 2020 unless the government provides guarantees by that time that the teachers will get the promised pay rise, the union's leader Inga Vanaga told LETA.