Dutch hospitals hold 24-hour strike for 10% pay increase, better conditions

Streaming HUBMarch 17, 2023

Health workers in dozens of hospitals in the Netherlands went on a 24-hour strike on Thursday in support of trade union demands for a 10% pay rise and better conditions.

A statement from the trade union said hospitals continued to operate on a reduced schedule, meaning only emergency care was being provided.

It was the latest in a series of strikes demanding better wage deals across several sectors in the Netherlands.

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Dutch hospital workers take part in a 24-hour strike in support of trade union demands for a 10% pay rise and better conditions on March 16, 2023 in Uden, Netherlands.

Dutch hospital workers take part in a 24-hour strike in support of trade union demands for a 10% pay rise and better conditions on March 16, 2023 in Uden, Netherlands. (Reuters/Piroschka van de Voo)

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The union representing nearly 200,000 health workers is currently in talks with hospitals to improve pay, reduce workload and reduce purchasing power as a result of high inflation.

The union’s statement said the demands included a 10% pay increase for one year and an additional $106 in one-time pay.

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