Health unions mobilise in anti-austerity protests

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(March 2017) Health unions mobilised across the country on 7 March with a 35000-strong demonstration in Paris and protests in over 40 other towns and cities. The unions were calling for an end to austerity which has meant cuts in jobs, pay freezes, attacks on collective agreements and an increased in fixed-term contracts. The unions were joined by many other organisations in the general call for an end to hospital bed closures and proper funding for health services.

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