Hospital staff to strike on July 16 and 24

State hospitals and the ambulance service will be operating on a reduced staff next Tuesday after the union representing hospital employees and the National First Aid Center (EKAB) called a 24-hour walkout to coincide with a general strike on that day and a second 24-hour walkout the following Wednesday, July 24.

The unions are protesting the government’s plans to induct 2,500 health sector workers into a so-called mobility scheme where they would receive a reduced wage for eight months before either being transferred to another public sector position or being dismissed.

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