Hospital staffing petition reaches target three times over

Germany
Services union ver.di achieved a major success with its hospital staffing petition, securing three times the number of signatures required to ensure it is considered by the parliamentary petitions committee. The petition calls for legislation to set staffing levels in hospitals and ver.di believes that urgent action is needed to tackle the 162000 shortfall in employment. The union also calls for appropriate funding to accompany any legislation to increase staffing. [Read more at > ver.di (DE)->http://www.verdi.de/themen/nachrichten/++co++08041bf8-70c4-11e5-a9b5-5254008a33df]

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