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15 US nurses announce 3-day strike

15 US nurses announce 3-day strike      On Monday, the largest strike of private sector nurses in U.S. history began, according to organizers of the three-day strike.    Staff at Minnesota and Wisconsin hospitals are demanding better working conditions and higher salaries.    Last year, the United States witnessed many workers' strikes protesting against the debilitating working conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties they face as a result of rising prices.    The strike is scheduled to last three days, until Thursday, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota Nurses Union, which coordinates the move.    Since the early morning, employees who had been distributed in groups in front of 16 strike hospitals held banners bearing their demands, one of which read "patients before profits", according to images posted online by the union.
 



15 US nurses announce 3-day strike


On Monday, the largest strike of private sector nurses in U.S. history began, according to organizers of the three-day strike.


Staff at Minnesota and Wisconsin hospitals are demanding better working conditions and higher salaries.


Last year, the United States witnessed many workers' strikes protesting against the debilitating working conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties they face as a result of rising prices.


The strike is scheduled to last three days, until Thursday, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota Nurses Union, which coordinates the move.


Since the early morning, employees who had been distributed in groups in front of 16 strike hospitals held banners bearing their demands, one of which read "patients before profits", according to images posted online by the union.


Hospitals decided to continue providing health care even though the strike could cause disruption in the provision of medical services.


  • The management of North Memorial Health Hospitality in Rubensdale
  • Minnesota, announced that it "may see some adjustments in the provision of non
  • emergency care and services to ensure that sufficient crews are available during the strike period"
  • but stressed that it will continue to provide "all its services", particularly to hospital patients
  • outpatients and emergency services, and will meet all pre-scheduled medical appointments.


For more than five months, the parties have been engaged in negotiations that have not yet yielded any agreement.


"Currently, nurses in Minnesota are overstretched and hospitals are short of many staff, and patients are carrying additional financial burdens."


The union indicated that it was seeking solutions to the problem of shortage of staff and safety problems at work while hospitals wanted to limit the concentration of salaries.


A body representing hospitals says it has proposed to visit salaries between 10 and 12 percent in three years


  • and nurses demand increases between 27 and 30 percent.
  • Hospitals stress that "health care is constantly changing and all health
  • care workers must adapt to how we provide service to people."