Off the Wire

  • 1999-03-04
NURSES CONSIDER PRE-ELECTION STRIKE: Estonian nurses are planning a strike just before the March 7 elections to protest low wages and a heavy workload. Ilve-Teisi Remmel, president of the Estonian Nurses Association, recalled how some nurses had wept on her shoulder because they did not know how to make ends meet with a salary of 1,800 kroons ($126.75) per month, the Sonumileht newspaper reported. The Nurses Association is scheduled to enter salary talks March 4 and is demanding the hourly wage be raised to 20 kroons. The nurses are now wavering between a picket and a strike. The nurses hav...
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