Monday, March 31, 2014

Nurses in Pakistan achieve historic win

As recently reported, thousands of nurses in Lahore, Pakistan were subjected to a brutal police charge which nearly killed one of the striking nurses. Instead of intimidating the nurses, this action served to galvanise support for the striking workers. Solidarity rallies and events were held all around Pakistan and in Lahore there was great unity among other workers in the health sector. All 2,800 nurses were reinstated by the government on three year contracts, as well as achieving a substantial pay rise. This win shows the importance and power of class solidarity.

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