The strikers are demanding a constructive dialogue with the ministry of health to improve their work conditions.
Rabat – Doctors and employees at Rabat’s University Hospital Ibn Sina have announced their intention to strike for two days, starting today, October 23. The strike concerns all administrative and medical departments at the hospital, with the exception of emergencies and intensive care services.
The National Federation for Health, affiliated with the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), announced the strike yesterday, October 22, through a press release.
The workers on strike demand “an amendment to the basic regulation on joint interministerial technical commissions.” The strikers also called for the creation of two new grades for chief technicians.
The syndicate’s demands include “a constructive and responsible dialogue” with the ministry of health.
This new strike is part of a series of demonstrations that have taken place throughout 2019. Doctors and hospital employees have organized numerous protests to improve their work conditions and the quality of hospitals.
Only a few weeks ago, on October 7, the Independent Syndicate of Public Sector Doctors (SIMSP) organized a national strike covering all Moroccan public hospitals.