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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-HOSPITAL STRIKE
Doctors, nurses at public hospitals in Dominican Republic launch 3-day strike over wages
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 5:16 PM EDT
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Thousands of doctors and nurses have walked off their jobs in the Dominican Republic in a strike over wages.
Herrera blames the strike on a failure by the government to include pay raises in the budget for next year. Some of the largest hospitals in the Dominican Republic are private and remain open.
The public hospitals employ about 50,000 doctors and nurses. Doctors earn about $600 to $1,000 a month and nurses get about $500 a month. They are seeking a 60 percent wage increase.