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Egyptian doctors threatening to strike

Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2008
Physicians across Egypt complain of long hours, shrinking respect for their profession, lack of medicine and broken equipment. The nation's doctors have been protesting for weeks and have set a March deadline for a nationwide strike. The Doctors Union is demanding an immediate minimum monthly salary of 1,000 pounds or about $180 for the 93,000 physicians working directly for the state. The current starting monthly pay for doctors in Egypt can be as low as $23.