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Doctors Begin Strike to Speed Up Wage Increase Talks

Ljubljana, 4 March - Reacting to the stalled negotiations on public sector wage increases, doctors and medical workers across Slovenia began a work-to-rule strike on Monday. Instead of receiving patients, doctors start their day by exercising what they say is their legally guaranteed right to a one-hour preparation for their work.

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting in the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting in the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting in the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting in the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Doctors gather for an informative meeting at the Ljubljana central hospital before their trade union begins wage talks with the Health Ministry.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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