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|While strike action by public health workers may now be a thing of the past with agreement reached with employers, teachers throughout the islands are still very much at odds with the Department of Education, with Minister Brito looking set to dig her heels in and try to face the unions down. But at what cost.|
For many health and education are such vital services that the notion of them being at the mercy of strikes and stoppages is wrong. In many countries certain professions, such as police and even health workers, are prohibited from taking stoppage action. But they are workers too and should have the same rights as the rest of us, and according to Spanish union the CCOO the right to strike is constitutionally guaranteed for everyone here. Or what do you think?
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In Norway you are not allowed to strike, when you are working in a sector that might put someone’s life at risk. Hospital staff and ambulances have to rescue people all the time. Teachers could strike in Norway as well but never ever medical services. They have to reach their agreements through parliament.