Doctors in Moroccan public hospitals announce new strike to

The negotiations between the Trade Union and the Ministry of health are rock solid.

There is already longer time haggling between the ' independent Union of public Doctors Sector ' and the Minister of health James Louardi El. Despite several meetings and an earlier strike on september 28, the negotiations seem to be deadlocked. The Trade Union announces a new strike on 1 november.

All physicians, with the exception of the first emergency services, will that day throughout Morocco. There will be a sit-in held in Rabat for the Ministry of health and in walked a March to Parliament.

Apart from the lack of the necessary equipment and skilled professionals in public hospitals, the doctors in public hospital including an increase of salaries and allowances. They demand payment according to the salary index 509, equivalent to nearly 15,000 dirhams per month. Currently they get paid according to the salary index 336, equivalent to 8600 dirham per month.

The doctors also call on the implementation of the agreement of 21 december 2015, with the Ministry of health has pledged to work towards the improvement of the financial conditions of professionals in the sector, in particular for the previously the said increase of salaries and allowances.

According to the same agreement would doctors in the public sector have the right to their profession in the private sector, as long as this does not stands in the way of good service in the public hospitals. This agreement, however, has still no legislation and legal framework.

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