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Young Politicians Support Health Care Strike

Published onsdag 21 maj 2008 kl 11.26
Striking nurses

The leaders of 3 youth wings of of some of Sweden’s most powerful political parties have come out in favour of the ongoing strike by health care professionals.

In a signed article in the Göteborgs Posten newspaper, the leaders of the conservative Moderate, Social Democrat and Centre Party youth organisations all say they support the industrial action, saying that education has to lead to a bigger pay packet. They say that professions dominated by women such as radiologists and nurses have lower pay than male dominated jobs such as computer programming, even when the time spent at university is the same, and that that is unacceptable.

The health care professionals strike is now in its 5th week, with over 10 000 operations having been cancelled all over the country.

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