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.
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