Nurses back out of strike threat | Bangkok Post: news

News >

Nurses back out of strike threat

PM talks yield accord on Health Ministry offer

- +

The Nurses' Association of Thailand backed down on its threat to hold a three-day strike after a meeting yesterday with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met their demands for better working conditions. 

Thousands of contract nurses have been calling on the government to recognise them as full-time civil servants to improve their work security and welfare benefits. They had threatened to strike early next month if they were not offered full-time contracts.

But after speaking to the prime minister yesterday, the nurses agreed to accept a Health Ministry plan which will employ more than 20,000 nurses on a full-time basis over the next three years.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

0 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments