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Swedish nurses strike highlights staffing, security concerns

The caregivers' union went on strike for three days after contract negotiations broke down

 

February 7, 2020

Some Swedish nurses were told to stay home after their three-day strike ended, Friday, Jan. 31.

For others, Friday morning was their first day back to work.

Swedish spent $11 million to hire thousands of replacement workers during the strike and said they were hired to work for five days. Since the union's strike was only for three days, hospital management said that not everyone would be needed to return to work after the strike was scheduled to end.

"(For) the replacement team that we moved to bring in, it is standard for the replacement team to come for five days. The strike is a three-...



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