National strike by health technicians starts
2 November 2005, MADRID — Hundreds of health workers across Spain are threatening to join a hunger strike over working and teaching conditions in universities.
2 November 2005
MADRID — Hundreds of health workers across Spain are threatening to join a hunger strike over working and teaching conditions in universities.
At least 700 technicians shut themselves inside hospitals in 22 provinces across the country in support of colleagues who started a hunger strike on 16 October.
Juan Felipe Rodríguez, president of the National Federation of Health Technicians Unions (FESITESS), said: "The consequences of the strike will affect the health system."
Thirteen people have been shut inside the faculty of medicine at the University of Complutense in Madrid.
Many are suffering the physical affects of the strike after two weeks without food.
The national strike is due to last until Friday.
The ministry of Education and Science admitted that there were "deficiencies" in the number of teaching staff.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news