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Medical strike averted

Bucks come through.

Doctors and nurses managed to win a considerable increase in wages last week and discontinued plans for a national strike. The LETA wire service reported that compromise measures reached will leave medical professionals without a pay increase in the years 2009 and 2010. The Secretary General of the Association of Medical Doctors Katrin Rehemaa said an agreement was reached with the minister of social affairs to continue negotiations over the general financing of the health care sector in a more peaceful environment. Something their patients will surely appreciate.