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Estonian healthcare workers strike continues on rotational basis

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 22.10.2012.Print version
The strike of Estonian healthcare workers over wages, work conditions and general healthcare sphere management enters its fourth week, continuing now on rotational basis, meaning that the specialties and clinics that are on strike alternate, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

The negotiations held between healthcare workers and hospital leaders did not yield an agreement last week.

 

Estonian Doctors Union and Estonian Healthcare Workers Vocational Union who initiated the strike say that the reason why no agreements were signed was not a huge ravine between positions of the parties to the dispute but mainly the inability of the social minister to give binding promises, that would guarantee allocation of money from the Health Insurance Fund and state budgets.

 

The strike continues thus in the outpatient and inpatient care units in the North Estonian Regional Hospital, West Tallinn Central Hospital, East Tallinn Central Hospital, Tartu University Clinic, Pärnu, Narva, Kuressaare and Viljandi hospitals. In Põlva hospital a support strike takes place on October 23-25.

 






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