The history of public healthcare workers in El Salvador

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Labor and health ministries continue to destroy union organization at Hospital Rosales, San Salvador
CISPES Alert, 8 March 1996. On January 30th, the legal status of the union at Hospital Rosales was revoked by the Minister of Labor. On March 4, the Minister of Health carried out the final maneuver to destroy the union in violation of labor rights by transferring the Secretary General and the Secretary of Conflict of SIGEESAL, the Union at Hospital Rosales, to other hospitals and all other members of the union's leadership were laid off or transferred.
Social security workers will begin to strike today
From The Grassroots Media Network, Tuesday 16 November 1999. ISSS Workers' Union, said that hospital and administrative operations around the country will be interrupted because negotiations on wage increases and other matters reached a standstill.
Maquila workers face loss of health care
From Labor Alerts 5 March 2000. The majority of the population of El Salvador faces the loss of its constitutionally guaranteed right to health care. The Salvadoran Social Security Institute (ISSS), which provides health care to public and private full-time workers and their dependants, is under threat of privatization, in accordance with conditions of a modernization loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which holds much of Latin America's loan debt.
Police clash with Salvadorean doctors
BBC News Online, 7 March 2000. Doctors and other government employees protest the government's privatisation plans. Last month the government brought in army doctors to treat patients left unattended by a three-month strike in the state health system. The strike, which began last November, has closed more than 70 hospitals, clinics and health centres around the country.