08 mars 2006

Exception française 

D'ailleurs, la France est l'un des rares pays occidentaux, sinon le seul, où les médecins se mettent en grève ! Ce qui paraît tout bonnement incroyable pour un Britannique ! Que la profession la plus respectée, la plus révérée descende dans la rue stigmatise un vrai problème français.

L'historien britannique Theodore Zeldin
Interview pour Le Figaro
7 mars 2006


German doctors are threatening to abandon their jobs and move to the United Kingdom. The row over poor pay and working conditions began almost two weeks ago. More than 2200 doctors from Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin, Europe's largest hospital, went on strike after hospital administrators refused to listen to demands for a 30% pay increase.

British Medical Journal
Doctors in Berlin strike over poor pay and conditions
10 décembre 2005

AMSTERDAM — Dutch doctors go out on a three-day strike from 25 May in protest against a new funding system paving the way for healthcare reforms planned from 2006.

A large number of surgeries will close during the strike — which will be preceded with a nationwide strike on 24 May — but doctors will be available to treat seriously ill patients.

Doctors to go on three-day strike
20 mai 2005

Most of New Jersey's 20,000 physicians canceled routine checkups and rescheduled elective surgery during the week of Feb. 4 in one of the nation's largest walkouts ever by doctors. Emergency rooms were inundated with patients, and a mass rally in Trenton drew 4,000 doctors and extensive media coverage. Another walkout is planned in Connecticut later this month, and on March 11, busloads of New York doctors are expected to demonstrate in Albany.

New York Times
Anatomy of a Strike: Doctors' E-Mail Shows Depth of Anger

10 mars 2003

Almost all surgeries were canceled at four West Virginia hospitals beginning Wednesday as more than two dozen surgeons began a protest of the high cost of malpractice insurance.

Associated Press
Surgeons Strike In West Virginia
1er janvier 2003

The Finnish Medical Association launched a strike on 12 March 2001, with doctors in municipal hospitals and health centres involved in rolling industrial action. The main issue at stake is pay, with the municipal authorities offering an wage increase of 5.5%, and doctors demanding a rise of 20%. The background to the strike is a continuing crisis in Finnish public healthcare.

European industrial relations observatory on-line
Doctors Take Strike Action
18 mars 2003

Hundreds of family doctors are today closing their surgeries or staging a "work to rule" in protest about their working conditions, despite the refusal of their trade union to back them.

Around 100 surgeries were expected to close, while other doctors were planning to either only see patients and do no paperwork, or refuse appointments and only perform administrative tasks.

The Guardian
Surgeries shut as GPs protest over workload
1er mai 2001

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick - Doctors in the Canadian province of New Brunswick turned away patients Monday in a dispute over how much they get paid by government-run health insurance.

No figures were available for how many of the eastern province's 1,300 doctors closed their offices, but some hospitals reported increased activity in their emergency rooms.

Associated Press
Doctors go on strike in Canadian province
8 janvier 2001

Note lexicale
: le terme anglais "surgery" désigne aussi bien la discipline (la chirurgie) que le lieu où elle s'opère, au sens étroit aux Etats-Unis (le bloc opératoire) et au sens large au Royaume-Uni (le cabinet d'un médecin généraliste, d'un dentiste...).