Doctors go on strike for better conditions
10 November 2006, MADRID — Doctors in nine regions across Spain have gone on strike for better working conditions.
10 November 2006
MADRID — Doctors in nine regions across Spain have gone on strike for better working conditions.
At least 30,000 doctors in Madrid, Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y Leon, Castilla La Mancha, Galicia, Navarre and Valencia, have been asked to stop work for 24 hours by their equivalent of a union, Platform 10 Minutes.
All the doctors work in clinics and hospitals which deal with primary care.
Platform 10 Minutes said it was keen to prevent a "collapse" of emergency services.
Rafael de Pablo, president of Platform 10 Minutes, claimed an "important" number of doctors had joined the strike which should be a wake-up call to the authorities.
Carmen Moliner, vice-president of the Spanish Society for Family and Community Medicine, said the response to the strike call had varied throughout the country so far.
[Copright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news