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German doctors are expected to call off strike

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 22 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1472
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Doctors in German university hospitals last week agreed a 16% pay rise with their employers, after a strike that has lasted three months. They have suspended strike action and are expected to call off the strike permanently when the deal is approved by members of the hospital doctors' union, the Marburger Bund.

    However, the doctors are divided, because those in eastern Germany have been offered a rise that is only 88% of that of their colleagues in western …

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