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German hospital doctors temporarily halt strike but vow to continue

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1234
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Doctors in 25 German university hospitals and 14 state psychiatric hospitals are determined to continue with their strike of more than nine weeks to achieve better pay and working conditions.

    They will not accept an agreement that was reached last week between state employees and the Tarifgemeinschaft der Länder (TdL) group, representing the state employers, because it does not satisfy their demands, said a spokesperson from the hospital doctors' union, the Marburger Bund.

    However, the strike has been called off for a week so that the thousands of …

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