Doctors may revolt against pay-cuts

15-08-2010

The government’s austerity package will be the focus of a meeting on Monday between Health Minister Leoš Heger and doctors’ trade unions. The talks are expected to be stormy since trade unions in the health sector have been drumming up support for a campaign in aid of higher wages in state-run clinics and hospitals. They have appealed to doctors to stage a mass walk-out and apply for jobs abroad if the ministry does not raise their salaries by the end of the year.