Nursing union cancels strike to negotiate with government

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 03-01-2019 14:30:00 · 0 Comments

Portuguese Nurses’ Trade Union (ASPE) is to withdraw the first of two periods of strike scheduled for this month, to create “negotiation space” with the government.

The president of the nurses’ trade union, Lúcia Leite, told Lusa News Agency that the strike, scheduled for 7 January to 20 February, would be cancelled, but that the second period of the strike scheduled for 14 January to 28 February was still expected to take place.
According to trade unions, the idea behind these strikes organised by the ASPE was to replicate similar strikes that recently took place at hospital operating theatres between 22 November and the end of December, which led to around 10,000 operations being cancelled.

The ASPE and another nurses’ trade union, Sindepor, are to meet with heads of government on Thursday.
Sindepor also has a general nurse’s strike scheduled for 8 to 11 January.


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