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Burundi: Police disperse striking nurses, paramedics

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Bujumbula-Burundi- Several members of the Burundi National Trade Union of Nurses and Paramedics (SYNAPA) were arrested Thursday when police officers tried to force the striking workers back to work, according to local media reports.

SYNAPA officials said the strike, now in its third week, will not be called off until the Burundi government meets their demand for higher wages.

A meeting between union officials and the second deputy-president in charged of social and economic issues, Gervais Rufyikiri, ended in deadlock and government has now issued an order, asking the striking workers to resume work or ‘stay at home’.

The skeletal services mounted since the strike began were disrupted when police raided hospitals Thursday.

As a result of the police raids, patients have been left unattended to and there was even a report of a new born baby who died Friday

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