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2019.04.26 12:22

Medical workers rally to demand adequate pay and training

LRT.lt 2019.04.26 12:22

Lithuanian medical workers are organising a rally on Friday to demand higher wages and a government's strategy for medical professional training.

A doctor's pay should be at least three times the country's average wage, or about €2,000 after tax a month, medical workers' organisations insist.

Even though the Ministry of Health set aside €100 million to raise medical workers' wages last year, the unions say that it is not enough.

The government will be presented with a petition urging it to develop a strategy to train enough healthcare specialists and provide adequate funding for their continued training.

The second annual medical workers' rally will include a march in central Vilnius.