Iraq: health workers on strike

Health workers in Iraq have been on strike for higher wages over the past month across several areas of the country.

Submitted by Mike Harman on October 15, 2006

See our earlier report here.

In Kerbala, health workers held a sit-in protest after their strike last week. The workers held the strike calling for a raise in salary, a reform to the wage system, and to repay those eligible for infection allowance. The protest was organised by the workers' council of Kerbala hospital.

In Nasiriya, health sector workers held four strikes and a sit-in protest in one month for the same demands put forward by health workers in Kerbala. The health sector strikes have spread to many provinces in Iraq, including Baghdad, Umara, Kut and Suleimania in Kurdistan. Infection allowances were discontinued after the invasion.

Edited by from this update from the Union of Unemployed in Iraq