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Estonian healthcare workers strike for higher wages and reduced workloads, 2012

Time period
September, 2012 to 26 October, 2012
Economic Justice
Total points
10 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Molly Murphy 22/11/2015

Estonia, a small country in northern Europe had a population of about 1.325 million people in 2012. When Estonia joined the European Union in 2004, healthcare workers began leaving Estonia for other countries with better pay and working conditions, such as Finland, where physician salaries were as much as four times greater. The ageing and shrinking healthcare force had become increasingly overburdened with the country’s healthcare demands.