The dentists are denouncing “those who practice dental medicine illegally” and calling for “tax fairness.”
Rabat – The National Federation of Independent Dentists Union in Morocco (FNSMD) have announced a nationwide strike on Monday, January 13, 2020, and a protest in front of the Ministry of Health’s headquarters in Rabat.
FNSMD made the announcement on Saturday, December 7.
The federation also announced a press conference on Thursday, January 2, to “expose the causes of this crisis and solicit dentists to mobilize and participate en masse in the national strike” planned for January 13.
The planned strike is the latest part of a series of demonstrations that have taken place throughout 2019. Doctors, nurses, and employees of the health sector, in general, have organized numerous protests to improve their work conditions.
On October 22, the National Federation for Health, affiliated with the General Union of Moroccan Workers (UGTM), announced a strike at Rabat’s University Hospital, one of the country’s largest hospitals.
Earlier that month, the Independent Syndicate of Public Sector Doctors (SIMSP) also organized a national strike covering all Moroccan public hospitals.