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French surgeons are set to strike

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.249 (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:249
  1. Brad Spurgeon
  1. Paris

    At least 2000 French surgeons planning strike action are expected to seek refuge in London in September to avoid being forced back to work by the police, in accordance with French employment law.

    The action is also symbolic, in view of the demand in Britain for French surgeons and of British patients seeking surgery in France.

    Since June the surgeons threatening strike action, a group called the Association de chirurgiens de France, have been exhorting surgeons to sign up for a return trip to London, from 30 August to 4 September, at a cost …

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