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Health workers’ right to strike under threat

Some governments have taken the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to limit people’s rights, including workers’ right to organize. Across the world, health workers who have organized strikes and other actions have faced repression and threats.

Asha workers India Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India

Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23

ASHAs, India’s frontline health workers, go on indefinite strike in two states

A.R. Sindhu, National Secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions explains why ASHAs are important to India’s health system and why they are on strike.

kenya strike Doctors in Kenya’s public hospitals join nurses in strike

Health workers are demanding payment of salaries, comprehensive health insurance, quality PPEs, increase in risk allowances, and conversion of contract workers into permanent employees with access to pensions

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