French doctors may strike against reforms

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:993

Several French medical unions have called for a strike over proposals before parliament to reform medical practice and curtail health expenditure. Other unions hope that negotiations can water down some of the measures propsed. The two major labour unions, Force Ouvriere and the Confederation Generale du Travail, oppose the reforms but have not announced specific action.

The proposals call for monetary sanctions against doctors who do not abide by guidelines if health …

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