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October 23, 2021

Doctors stage protest outside Labour Ministry

The doctors’ protests continued on Thursday, when several hundred public healthcare system employees protested outside the Labour Ministry, after the talks with the Health Ministry led to no results on Wednesday.

“In principle, the talk focused on the demands that all organisations that are taking part in the protest announced as early as two weeks ago. However, the salary aspects are in the Labour Ministry court, and the public sector salary law is still being debated,” they pointed out.

Over 12,000 public healthcare system employees from all over the country took part in a work-in strike on March 21-27. After Thursday’s protest, the Health Ministry will be staked out on April 7, on World Health Day, according to the protest timetable announced by trade union members.

Doctors will go on a warning strike on April 11-17, when they will stop working for two hours. If the protesters’ demands are not met, doctors claim they will start a general strike on April 18.

The enforcement of the public sector salary law in the healthcare system, the payment of all bonuses and the elimination of personnel deficit are some of the protesters’ demands.

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