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French surgeons call off strike action

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.530 (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:530
  1. Brad Spurgeon
  1. Paris

    The 2000 French surgeons intending to seek refuge in London in September to avoid being forced back to work during a strike in France aborted their plans last week after a settlement was reached with the government.

    Since June, a surgeons union called Chirurgiens de France has been urging surgeons to sign up for a return trip to London for a week, starting 31 August, to avoid being forced back to work during proposed strike action. The 2000 reservations were made will not be reimbursed.

    “The surgeons have taken into account the measures to be taken regarding the training of young surgeons, …

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