Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Hospital workers ready to strike

MEMBERS of the doctors' labor union LOZ will go on strike in Bratislava on April 6 at 3:30 pm, the union warned on April 3, to protest what they perceive as low wages in the health care sector.

The strike comes shortly after an unsuccessful meeting between the LOZ and PM Mikuláš Dzurinda, who according to the union, failed to convince health care staff of his willingness to meet their demands.

PM LOZ chairman Marián Kollár stated the strike could be expanded nationally, with hospitals in Banská Bystrica, Nitra, and Prešov already announcing their willingness to participate, according to the SME daily, but was quick to point out it could be avoided if Dzurinda were to present a suitable resolution.

Health care staff promised that, in the event of a strike, all emergency cases would continue to be treated.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

We want a decent Slovakia, people chanted in squares

On the eve of the Velvet Revolution anniversary, people protested in the thousands, calling for a decent Slovakia.

Bratislava protest November 16, 2018

What we didn't know about our freedom

In 1989, we thought that once the job was done, we would only go out to the squares for Sunday walks.

November 1989 in Bratislava

The courage to fight for democracy

Authoritarian societies squander the possibilities of human achievement, of lives lived to their fullest, writes the US ambassador to Slovakia.

Illustrative stock photo

While France has Beaujolais Nouveau, Slovakia has St Catherine's wines

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

St Catherine's wines