Unions protest over hospital funding

Switzerland Switzerland
Workers at the hospital in the Zug canton took part in a demonstration earlier this month demanding proper funding and decent pay to maintain a good standard of care. The unions sent a letter to the canton government as it refused to meet representatives of the works council. The unions are worried that pressure from the health insurance companies to cut funding to hospitals will threaten their collective agreement and could lead to cuts in pay as labour costs make up 70% of overall hospital costs.
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