26 January, 2009

"Doctors withouh rights" challenge illegality of strikes in hospitals

An administrative court has postoned the hearing of a case raised by "Doctors without rights," challenging a decision from 2003 banning strikes in hospitals, until the 1st of February - el-Badeel reports. The group argues that the ban on strikes in hospitals is illegal, since the right to strike is granted in the constitution as well in international agreements signed by Egypt. They also insist strikes by doctors is not against the interests of patients, but a legitimate means to improve their wages and their ability to offer good services.

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