Health workers protested in Paris, the capital of France, to improve their poor working conditions and improve their salaries. Protesting the government’s insensitivity to the calls of health professionals, people gathered near the Ministry of Health.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, with their faces covered, waved banners and flags as they marched from the city’s Invalides monument to the Ministry of Health.
Despite the rain, the protesters marched on the designated route and chanted slogans against Health Minister Olivier Veran and President Emmanuel Macron. Stating that they are working beyond their capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, the healthcare expressed themselves by saying, “We are not tired of working, but the insensitivity of the government and the failure to give our rights tired us,” and chanted the slogan, “We are tired.”
Members of the French Communist Party, various unions and relatives of health workers supported the march, as did some deputies and municipal committees. While the health workers drew attention to the lack of personnel in the hospitals, they stated that the emergency services were closed due to the lack of personnel in some hospitals.
Indicating that especially nurses and caregivers resigned due to their long working hours but very low salaries, the protesters called for the government to improve working conditions once again.