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Polish nurses strike for better wages

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 06 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:10
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    Thousands of nurses in Poland are entering the second month of their strike for better wages. The national union of nurses and midwives has reported that nurses at 154 healthcare facilities have stopped caring for patients.

    The union has asked the government for a minimum gross monthly wage of 1400 zloty (£499; $332). Polish nurses currently earn an average of 700 zloty a …

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