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