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Spain: Health workers demand better working conditions at Madrid hospital protest03:01

Spain: Health workers demand better working conditions at Madrid hospital protest

Spain, Madrid
October 20, 2020 at 15:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Health workers protested outside a Madrid hospital on Tuesday as they demanded better working conditions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters outside the Hospital 'Ramon y Cajal,' were responding to calls by unions for workers to demonstrate for more funding, increased personnel numbers, and better management of the coronavirus response.

"What we want is that the different governments compensate the massive work the health workers have been doing, that the staff members have stability," said Mariano Martin, a spokesperson for the Spanish Workers' Commissions (CCOO), the country's largest trade union.

One protester condemned Madrid's regional government saying it had "not provided the necessary human and material resources to efficiently end this situation."

A partial lockdown was introduced in Madrid on October 9, after a two-week state of emergency was declared in the region, with the decree set to expire on Friday.

On Monday, Spain registered a new record for coronavirus cases reported in a single day, with 37,889 cases according to the Health Ministry, bringing the country to 974,449 total cases since the start of the pandemic, with 33,992 deaths with the virus.

Spain: Health workers demand better working conditions at Madrid hospital protest03:01
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Health workers protested outside a Madrid hospital on Tuesday as they demanded better working conditions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Protesters outside the Hospital 'Ramon y Cajal,' were responding to calls by unions for workers to demonstrate for more funding, increased personnel numbers, and better management of the coronavirus response.

"What we want is that the different governments compensate the massive work the health workers have been doing, that the staff members have stability," said Mariano Martin, a spokesperson for the Spanish Workers' Commissions (CCOO), the country's largest trade union.

One protester condemned Madrid's regional government saying it had "not provided the necessary human and material resources to efficiently end this situation."

A partial lockdown was introduced in Madrid on October 9, after a two-week state of emergency was declared in the region, with the decree set to expire on Friday.

On Monday, Spain registered a new record for coronavirus cases reported in a single day, with 37,889 cases according to the Health Ministry, bringing the country to 974,449 total cases since the start of the pandemic, with 33,992 deaths with the virus.

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