Petitioners ask government to strike deal with doctors

In related news, around 9,000 Czechs have signed a petition asking the government to “constructively” negotiate with doctors’ trades unions. They believe the government should find a balance between investments into hospital equipment, and funds for doctors’ and nurses’ salaries. However, a recent poll by the Médea Research agency suggested that while the majority of Czechs agree that doctors are underpaid, some 59 percent of those polled disapprove of the doctors’ protests.

Author: Jan Richter