Health workers in the Netherlands demand 10% pay hike and better terms as they go on 24-hour strike
Dozens of hospitals across the Netherlands saw health workers stage a strike as they demand better wages and conditions.
According to the Reuters, the strike took place on Thursday, March 17, as they demanded a hike in wages by 10 percent.
“Hospitals continued to operate on scaled-down schedules, meaning that only emergency care was being provided”, said a statement by a trade union.
Health worker unions in the Netherlands represent about 200,000 employees who are presently holding talks with the hospitals to work out the conditions. This includes “improve salaries, reduce workloads and address declining purchasing power as a result of high inflation”.
Aside from the annual 10 percent raise in salaries, workers in the Netherlands are also demanding an extra €100 in one-off wages, as per the trade unions.
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