Nurses protest outside the Prime Minister's official residence
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Nurses protest outside the Prime Minister’s official residence

In São Bento, as close as permitted to the prime minister’s official residence, nurses have been protesting today, with the message that they feel “increasingly discriminated against”. In a lament that mirrors similar struggles in other European countries (and in the UK), the nurses have stressed they are “increasingly exhausted”, seeing more and more colleagues “leave the profession” for work that offers better pay and conditions, or is simply not so physically tiring. Nurses have been demanding pay parity with other public sector workers. It is a demand that health minister Manuel Pizarro has said, in the past, he will act on before the end of the year…