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17 Sep 2020 | 12:00 AM UTC

Guinea-Bissau: Health workers declare seven-day nationwide strike September 16

Health workers begin a seven-day nationwide strike on September 16; avoid potential associated protests as precaution



The National Union of Nurses and Health Technicians of Guinea-Bissau started a seven-day nationwide strike on Wednesday, September 16. Union leaders have organized the labor action to demand a resolution to multiple issues, such as the payment of salary arrears and the initiation of career development programs for professionals. Health workers are striking despite the government's declaration of a state of calamity due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Associated protests are possible.


Those in Guinea-Bissau are advised to monitor the situation, avoid associated protests or demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

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