News in Review Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

News in Review Overworked and Underpaid: Nurses Strike Back

During the spring and summer of 1999, nurses across Canada either went on strike or threatened strikes to redress what they say is too much work and too little pay as a result of government cutbacks in health care. The illegal strike in Quebec, which led to a major confrontation between nurses and the government of Lucien Bouchard, and the defiance of back-to-work legislation by nurses in Saskatchewan highlight the frustration level among health care workers and serve as case studies for examining the labour struggles between government and public sector unions across the country.

  • 1999
  • 00:12:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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