Healthcare workers
Nurses protest in Tbilisi for better pay and working conditions

Nurses in Georgia are building resistance to harmful government policies, and organized a protest in Tbilisi supported by trade unions

Modi government to repeal farm laws, struggle continues for other demands and other stories

Today we look at the success of the Indian farmers’ struggle in pushing a repeal of 3 laws, sympathy strikes by over 40,000 Kaiser Permanente health workers in the US, and more

35,000 US healthcare workers avert strike

Workers won their demands just 48 hours before what would have been the largest healthcare strike in decades 

Guinea-Bissau health workers demand to be valued

Health workers in different regions of Guinea-Bissau went on strike at the end of September to fight for improvements of the health system

Chile’s congress passes plan to expand access to abortion services and other stories

Today we look at a bill to decriminalize abortion tabled in Chile’s congress, a report on alleged sexual abuse during the WHO’s response to an Ebola outbreak in the DRC, and more

Public Services Day: a focus on community health workers

Although they have played a key role for securing access to health care in epidemic conditions, including the Ebola epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, community health workers are still under-recognized and underpaid

National strike in Colombia also a fight for fair access to health care

Regressive health and tax reforms have sparked protests in Colombia, building upon decades of undermining the public health system and reducing access to the poor and working class.

Nurses strike New Zealand 30,000 nurses prepare for strike action in New Zealand

Thousands of nurses, midwives and similar healthcare professionals working in hospitals operated by the 20 District Health Boards will be on an eight-hour strike action on June 9, protesting low wage rates and understaffing

Brazil breaks record with 4,195 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours

As Brazil breaks records with numbers of deaths and confirmed cases, a study done by PoderData reveals that significant sectors of Brazilian society believe that Bolsonaro is responsible for the health crisis

Peruvian health workers’ strike enters third week

Since January 13, thousands of healthcare professionals from a dozen health workers’ unions have been carrying out an indefinite national strike, demanding a greater budget for the public health sector and better working conditions, among other demands

Peruvian healthcare workers strike for rights

This week’s episode looks at healthcare workers on strike in Peru, the farmers protest in India, and we have a special segment from Brazil on the vaccine

Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021 given the unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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