Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 18:28:01 CST
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From: Workers World Service <>
Subject: Workers Around the World 1/18/96
Via Workers World News Service

Nurses [it] wage discrimination

Workers World, 18 January 1996

Nurses in Sweden ended a seven-week strike Jan. 4 after accepting a new management offer on wages. The nurses will get a 13-percent pay hike over three years, up from 11 percent in the first offer.

Some 4,000 nurses walked out in mid-November to protest what their union calls decades of wage discrimination in a job traditionally held by women workers. Another 3,000 nurses participated during the course of the strike. They held tough in spite of a management campaign to portray the strike as harmful to patients.