The Public Health Ministry has agreed to upgrade the employment status of 22,641 nurses throughout the country, from temporary employees to permanent civil servants, over the next three years - giving them full benefits previously denied them.
About 1,000 professional nurses from state hospitals rally outside Government House in October demanding to know why a promise to give them civil servant employment status has not yet been delivered. Photo by APICHART JINAKUL.
The agreement heads off a planned strike over the New Year holiday by 17,000 temporary nurses in support of long-standing demands for permanent status and full civil sevice benefits.
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