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Netherlands: Nurses and doctors go on strike for higher pay and better conditions

0 20.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Doctors and nurses strike demanding better working conditions, Utrecht
M/S Two women sing
W/S Protesters rallying with union banners
W/S Protesters march towards rallying point
M/S Protesters with baby dolls
M/S Protesters hold banner reading (Dutch): "Employers! A 5% rise for the staff is really not too much!"
W/S Rally
M/S Executive member of FNV union, Anique Lanzaad, speaks on stage
W/S Protesters listen to speakers on stage
C/U Placard with a baby doll
M/S Protesters clapping
W/S Union members hand out a petition to Ad Melkert, chairman of Dutch Hospitals Association NVZ
C/U A woman dressed like a nun claps
M/S Two women shout 'Action! Action! Action!'
W/S Protestors with a banner demanding a 5% raise
SOT, Anique Lanzaad, executive member of FNV: "It's extremely busy in the hospitals and we need to get paid more to do it because we are so tired, so tired, and we want to give the patients the best care we can. And we need circumstances to do that."
W/S Staff striking inside Utrecht St. Antonius Hospital
SOT,, Ad Melkert, chairman of Dutch Hospitals Association NVZ (Dutch): "We are together in this because the money available for the healthcare sector is money from all of us, it is money from the taxpayers, and we have to take care of that."
*UPSOUND* "Five percent! Five percent! Five percent!"
M/S Hospital staff waiting for the speeches
W/S Hospital staff clapping
M/S Nurses listening to speech
W/S Hospital staff holding banner
C/U Banner
SOT, Kitty Jong, vicepresident of FNV (Dutch): "The net salary for a nurse remains 13,17 euros per hour right now. It is scandalous, scandalous. It just needs to be higher than on the current agreement."
W/S Hospital staff listening to speech
M/S Two nurses clapping
M/S Nurses blowing whistles
M/S A hospital staffer teaches how to perform a cardiac massage
C/U A woman perform a cardiac massage
M/S A surgeon shows her surgery tools
C/U Surgery tools
W/S St. Antonius Hospital facade, Utrecht
SCRIPT
Hundreds of healthcare workers went on strike in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Wednesday, as part of nationwide protests which saw 119 clinics and hospitals shut down across the Netherlands.
Union leaders gave speeches inside Utrecht St. Antonius Hospital, where doctors and nurses had rallied to demand better working conditions and a 5 per cent wage rise, following inconclusive talks held with employers last summer.
"It's extremely busy in the hospitals and we need to get paid more to do it because we are so tired,” said a union member, adding "we want to give the patients the best care we can."
Hospital staff were also seen giving first aid crash courses and showing their surgical tools to people joining the protest.
The action affected 83 hospitals, 32 day clinics and four rehabilitation centres, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of surgeries.