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Thai nurses back out of strike threat

BANGKOK, 4 December (NNT) – The Nurses’ Association of Thailand has backed down on a threat to hold a three-day strike after a meeting yesterday with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra met their demands for better working conditions.

Thousands of contract nurses were previously calling for the government to recognize them as full-time civil servants to improve their work security and welfare benefits. They had threatened to strike early next month if they were not offered full-time contracts.

After speaking to the prime minister yesterday, the nurses agreed to accept a Ministry of Public Health plan which will employ more than 20,000 of them on a full-time basis over the next three years.

Read more: NNT

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