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  2. Portuguese health workers in 48-hour strike over cuts

    Doctors and nurses across Portugal staged a 48-hour strike Wednesday and Thursday, to protest cuts to health spending.

    The government is slashing €800 million ($985 million) from the health budget, as part of an unprecedented austerity programme made in return for a €78 billion ($96 billion) bailout last year.

    Doctors are working excessive hours and are protesting against the increasing use of private companies to provide public services. The government has also increased charges for some services.

    Hundreds of doctors dressed in white smocks protested in the capital city of Lisbon on Wednesday, with some wearing black armbands to mourn the death of the health service.

    Placards reading, “Access for all and not just the rich” were displayed outside the health ministry. The strike affected 400,000 medical appointments and 4,500 operations were cancelled.

    http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/wkrs-j13.shtml

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