Doctors in Germany are continuing to down tools as a dispute over pay and working conditions escalates.Strike action started at several university clinics last Thursday. It has now been extended, with a number of psychiatric hospitals joining in. Non-urgent operations are being delayed by the walkout that has hit several areas. The medics are demanding a 30 per cent wage rise and tighter limits on working hours. Their protest comes as the nation’s biggest public service stoppage in over a decade enters its seventh week after arbitrators failed to find a compromise. Thousands of municipal workers including rubbish collecters, nursery teachers and hospital staff are protesting at plans to raise the working week to at least 40 hours and cut bonuses.
Strike action stepped up in Germany