A demonstration to support French hospital staff members is seen in front of the ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A demonstration to support French hospital staff members is seen in front of the ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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French health workers warn of ‘deadly chaos’ in protest over pay, just days before elections

  • At hospitals on Tuesday morning and the health ministry in Paris later, staff brandished placards that read, ‘Hire more and pay us more, it’s urgent!’
  • Some emergency workers have warned that a summer heatwave or a new flare-up of Covid-19 could push hospitals into chaos and prove deadly for the elderly

A demonstration to support French hospital staff members is seen in front of the ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A demonstration to support French hospital staff members is seen in front of the ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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