Congo: Hospital workers strike

Hospital workers in Goma have begun striking after their request for better conditions was rejected.

Submitted by jef costello on April 20, 2007

The workers were asking for a transport service to get them to work. They also asked for medical care to be included in their benefits. Currently only doctors benefit from these services and the workers have called this segregationist.

The workers, striking since Tuesday, gave three days to hospital management to respond to their demands. Until now a skeleton staff has been taking care of urgent cases, the strikers are now threatening to withdraw this too.