Spanish doctors strike over payBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1355 (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1355
Spanish hospitals have been virtually paralysed for the past fortnight because of a strike by doctors affecting 13 of the country's 17 independent states. About 20000 operations and half a million consultations have been cancelled so far.
The state medical workers' union, the CESM, is backing the conflict, which centres on the doctors' demand for a pay rise of 100000 pesetas (pounds sterling510) a month. The …
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