Peru: Doctors stage massive strike

Posted on August 9, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Labor Issues, Latin America Health, Peru, TRAVEL

Doctors in the Peruvian Social Security (Essalud) today began an indefinite strike will disregard a thousand surgeries and 70,000 outpatient visits on a daily basis, as quantified by the local press union’s general secretary of the institution, Santiago Renteria Vinces.

This union called a national strike in Peruvian public health to claim a permanent increase of wages and not temporary as approved for the months between April and August, where he noticed a 15% wage increase for its more than 40,000 workers. Read Article

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