Patients hit by strike at Brussels hospitals

3rd October 2005, Comments 0 comments

3 October 2005, BRUSSELS – Patients face disruptions to health services at Brussels hospitals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

3 October 2005

BRUSSELS – Patients face disruptions to health services at Brussels hospitals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Monday, Michele Dehaen, spokesperson for the united union front CGSP, said the strike was partial and patients could expect the same level of staffing as on a Saturday or Sunday.

All categories of hospital workers are involved in the dispute throughout the 'Iris' hospital network, with the exception of doctors.

Staff are unhappy about the refusal of bosses to consider demands over working conditions for senior workers. Workers, for instance, want from two to six hours per week of time off for those older than 45.

The news agency AFP reported that striking was affecting Saint-Pierre, Bordet, Reine Fabiola, Brugmann, Paul Rien, Magritte and the Iris-Sud hospitals.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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