French health workers protest over pay and staff shortages

French health workers have held a day of protest to demand better pay and increased resources, including higher staff numbers, as fears grow over the capacity of hospitals around the country, and notably A&E units, to cope with patient demand this summer.

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Health workers demonstrated in cities across France on Tuesday to demand higher pay and more staff for services stretched to breaking point, just days before the country votes in parliamentary elections, reports FRANCE 24.