Serbian doctors strike for a 40% pay increaseBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7422.1010-h (Published 30 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1010
- Katka Krosnar
More than 13 000 doctors in Serbia have gone on strike calling for a 40% increase in their pay and higher status.
Two thirds of the country's 20 000 doctors at almost 150 medical institutions across the country have been working to limited hours for almost one month and say they are prepared to go on full strike.
Doctors are demanding that the Serbian government raise their status by increasing the current ratio of their average pay compared with hospital cleaning staff and other manual workers from …