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Morocco: Doctors threaten to hold protests and strikes

Doctors threaten to hold nationwide protests and strikes in the near future

13 Feb 01:09 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 2/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 2/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Casablanca). COUNTRY/REGION Morocco

Event

Public sector doctors have threatened to launch a protest movement and the near future. A first sit-in was held in front of the Ministry of Health in Rabat on Saturday, February 10. The Democratic Health Organization, behind Saturday’s sit-in, said it would consult with other unions and plan nationwide strikes and associated protests (e.g. sit-ins) if their demands are not met.

Context

These medical unions are demanding salary and bonus increases, as well as additional medical staff in order to better accommodate patients.

Advice

Individuals in Morocco are advised to avoid any form of protest, keep abreast of the situation, confirm medical appointments, and anticipate increased waiting times at hospitals if the strike is confirmed.

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