Thai nurses get permanent status after threat to quit

BANGKOK - The Thai government has agreed to absorb 22,641 temporary nurses in the government medical facilities permanently after they threatened to quit their job if their demand was not met by the deadline, next month. Public Health Minister Dr Prasit Sintawaranarong said the Cabinet today agreed to upgrade their status over the next three years. The move would cost an additional 1.1 billion Baht a year, he told reporters, here. The nurses took their plight to the street in this capital on Oct 16 when hundreds of them held a peaceful demonstration outside Government House, where the Prime Minister's Office is located. They claimed the ministry did not fulfil its pledge of hiring them permanently which would allow them to enjoy benefits including pension.

Source: Bernama

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