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Doctors in Berlin strike over poor pay

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1356-b (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1356
  1. Clare Chapman
  1. Berlin

    German doctors are threatening to abandon their jobs and move to the United Kingdom. The row over poor pay and working conditions began almost two weeks ago. More than 2200 doctors from Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin, Europe's largest hospital, went on strike after hospital administrators refused to listen to demands for a 30% pay increase.


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    Doctors from Charité Hospital protest in Berlin

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    Demonstrating in the streets of Berlin, the doctors—including physicians, interns, surgeons, and even heads of department—have been gaining public support with banners …

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