Medical workers demand more pay and better conditions
Medical staff in Neuchatel have been demonstrating outside the hospital calling for better working conditions – unions say there’s not enough appreciation for the work they do and they want more rest time, better protective equipment, a bonus equating to a month’s pay and a wage increase.
The action in Neuchatel marks the start of nationwide protest. Medical staff throughout the country will be making similar demands this week. A rally is set for Geneva, Basel and Lucerne today – Lausanne tomorrow and more cities on Thursday.
Hundreds of health workers are expected to gather on the Bundesplatz in Bern on Saturday to call on the federal government to make changes.