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Health workers assured of limited work hours, holiday pay

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment emphasizes the benefits health workers are entitled to

LIMITED WORK HOURS. A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment limits the work hours of health personnel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Will vetoed bill drive more PH nurses abroad?

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:07 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the proposed increase in the pay of entry level nurses will have dire financial consequences on public and private health institutions but a nurses group dismisses this as speculative

PH NURSES. In this file photo, new Filipino nurses during an oathtaking ceremony in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on 20 September 2010. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Hungary gives doctors pay raise to stop exodus

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The move aims to prevent health professionals from leaving for Western Europe where they can earn much higher salaries

Members, sympathizers, nurses and doctors march with a banner reading 'We want a fair salary here at home' on May 12, 2015 across Budapest during an anti-government demonstration to protest against the medical-care policy of the Hungarian government. Thousands of the health care workers left Hungary in last years, trustingly for a better life and working condition in Europe and in the States. AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK