People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #19: A rising tide of health workers’ strikes

Protests and strikes by health workers all over the world have marked the first couple of months of 2022. Reacting to long-standing issues in the health system and rampant inflation, health workers in Turkey continue to persevere in their struggle for fair working conditions in spite of being ignored and oppressed by the government. At the same time, nurses, physiotherapists, lab workers, pharmacists and other health workers have organized strikes in Sri Lanka, Slovenia, and Australia as well.

Dr. Roman Vega, PHM’s Global Coordinator, calls for strengthening of health movements and the need to organise at this crucial juncture where human and planetary health face serious challenges.

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