This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
France: Health workers demand better working conditions in Paris02:58

France: Health workers demand better working conditions in Paris

France, Paris
June 30, 2020 at 21:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Health care workers held a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday as they demanded better working conditions in the hospitals, higher salaries, and more beds for patients.

The protesters lit up red flares and held flags of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and signs such as, "The people support the caretakers" and "The city of Paris does not retreat."

"For the moment, the acts are still dragging on in terms of salary, recognition of diplomas, employment, reopening of beds," said one of the protesters.

The police officers watched the peaceful protest with no clashes reported.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised "significant" pay increases at the start of talks with the health workers last month, with additional 6.3 billion euros ($7bn) to be allocated.

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the measures next week following the talks.

France: Health workers demand better working conditions in Paris02:58
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Health care workers held a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday as they demanded better working conditions in the hospitals, higher salaries, and more beds for patients.

The protesters lit up red flares and held flags of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) and signs such as, "The people support the caretakers" and "The city of Paris does not retreat."

"For the moment, the acts are still dragging on in terms of salary, recognition of diplomas, employment, reopening of beds," said one of the protesters.

The police officers watched the peaceful protest with no clashes reported.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe promised "significant" pay increases at the start of talks with the health workers last month, with additional 6.3 billion euros ($7bn) to be allocated.

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the measures next week following the talks.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:11
India: Kerala man builds shrine to 'Corona goddess' amid pandemicIndia: Kerala man builds shrine to 'Corona goddess' amid pandemic
July 15, 2020 at 00:31 GMT -00:00
01:52
South Africa: Sea foam and heavy winds create 'snowy' scene in Cape TownSouth Africa: Sea foam and heavy winds create 'snowy' scene in Cape Town
July 13, 2020 at 23:56 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:57
Heartwarming moment koalas return home after devastating Australian bushfiresHeartwarming moment koalas return home after devastating Australian bushfires
July 13, 2020 at 07:00 GMT -00:00
03:53
Guatemala: Armed civilian groups patrol streets to enforce COVID-containment measuresGuatemala: Armed civilian groups patrol streets to enforce COVID-containment measures
July 13, 2020 at 18:27 GMT -00:00
03:51
Afghanistan: Security forces take on Taliban in areas previously controlled by Islamic StateAfghanistan: Security forces take on Taliban in areas previously controlled by Islamic State
July 13, 2020 at 16:23 GMT -00:00
03:35
China: Thousands evacuated in Anqing after flooding from Yangtze riverChina: Thousands evacuated in Anqing after flooding from Yangtze river
July 14, 2020 at 17:39 GMT -00:00
03:39
Escaping COVID one row at a time! Turkish man uses houseboat as refuge during pandemicEscaping COVID one row at a time! Turkish man uses houseboat as refuge during pandemic
July 13, 2020 at 10:51 GMT -00:00
04:45
Dealt a strong hand! Meet the real-life Popeye who's almost unbeatable at arm-wrestlingDealt a strong hand! Meet the real-life Popeye who's almost unbeatable at arm-wrestling
July 14, 2020 at 11:01 GMT -00:00
03:06
Spain: Tourists not thrilled as face masks become mandatory in all public spaces in Balearic IslandsSpain: Tourists not thrilled as face masks become mandatory in all public spaces in Balearic Islands
July 13, 2020 at 15:30 GMT -00:00
02:41
UAE: Dubai braces for launch of first Arab Emirates Mars missionUAE: Dubai braces for launch of first Arab Emirates Mars mission
July 13, 2020 at 20:46 GMT -00:00
04:06
Iraqi nurse leads battle against coronavirus pandemic in MosulIraqi nurse leads battle against coronavirus pandemic in Mosul
July 14, 2020 at 11:33 GMT -00:00
02:46
Bulgaria: Thousands hit Sofia for fifth day of anti-govt protestsBulgaria: Thousands hit Sofia for fifth day of anti-govt protests
July 14, 2020 at 04:22 GMT -00:00
03:20
Afghanistan: At least 11 killed, dozens wounded in Taliban attack on intel agency compound *GRAPHIC*Afghanistan: At least 11 killed, dozens wounded in Taliban attack on intel agency compound *GRAPHIC*
July 14, 2020 at 00:15 GMT -00:00
00:37
USA: Naya Rivera's body recovered from Lake Piru after six day searchUSA: Naya Rivera's body recovered from Lake Piru after six day search
July 13, 2020 at 22:10 GMT -00:00
04:33
Iraq: Children bear high cost of rising poverty amid coronavirus pandemicIraq: Children bear high cost of rising poverty amid coronavirus pandemic
July 13, 2020 at 09:56 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
04:36
France: Medics receive standing ovation at Bastille Day military parade in ParisFrance: Medics receive standing ovation at Bastille Day military parade in Paris
July 14, 2020 at 11:50 GMT -00:00
04:04
Fast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giantFast and fearless! Six-year-old US boy is already a motocross giant
July 14, 2020 at 12:54 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:14
Russia: Heavy rain causes flooding in Krasnodar Russia: Heavy rain causes flooding in Krasnodar
July 14, 2020 at 15:55 GMT -00:00
01:25
Belarus: Dozens arrested during unauthorised rally in support of banned presidential candidates in MinskBelarus: Dozens arrested during unauthorised rally in support of banned presidential candidates in Minsk
July 14, 2020 at 22:17 GMT -00:00
00:56
Armenia: Heavy rain, hailstorm lead to flooding in GyumriArmenia: Heavy rain, hailstorm lead to flooding in Gyumri
July 13, 2020 at 20:53 GMT -00:00
02:37
France: Clashes erupt at union protest on Bastille Day in ParisFrance: Clashes erupt at union protest on Bastille Day in Paris
July 14, 2020 at 14:51 GMT -00:00
01:07
France: Tear gas flies as Bastille Day demo turns violent in ParisFrance: Tear gas flies as Bastille Day demo turns violent in Paris
July 14, 2020 at 16:33 GMT -00:00
01:03
USA: 'Shame on you!' - Florida governor heckled over coronavirus response at Miami hospitalUSA: 'Shame on you!' - Florida governor heckled over coronavirus response at Miami hospital
July 14, 2020 at 03:41 GMT -00:00
04:03
Israel: Police use water cannons as clashes break out at anti-Netanyahu protest in JerusalemIsrael: Police use water cannons as clashes break out at anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem
July 15, 2020 at 03:13 GMT -00:00
04:01
Germany: Police search for man armed with handgun, bow and arrows in the Black ForestGermany: Police search for man armed with handgun, bow and arrows in the Black Forest
July 13, 2020 at 17:22 GMT -00:00
View all videos