canadian nurses strike

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    47,000 nurses belonging to the Quebec nurse federation have been on strike now for four days. Administrators claim that all the surgical cases they have cancelled will push them back into 2000.

    Tonight the nurses at Crozer-Chester in Chester, PA take a strike vote. The hospital flew in nurses from Colorado to staff the hospital.

    What are your feelings on this? Would you cross a picket line?
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    i suppose it depends on what caused the strike in the first place. i have been very fortunate that i have never felt that conditions were so unsafe that i needed to leave. i also tend to put the needs of the patient pretty high, so that might impact my decision as well. if the reason was a good one, i would probably not cross the line though.
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    i suppose it depends on what caused the strike in the first place. i have been very fortunate that i have never felt that conditions were so unsafe that i needed to leave. i also tend to put the needs of the patient pretty high, so that might impact my decision as well. if the reason was a good one, i would probably not cross the line though.
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    i suppose it depends on what caused the strike in the first place. i have been very fortunate that i have never felt that conditions were so unsafe that i needed to leave. i also tend to put the needs of the patient pretty high, so that might impact my decision as well. if the reason was a good one, i would probably not cross the line though.
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    I agree with Peck; I've always felt that the conditions would have to be truly egregious in order for me to strike, but I think that the time might just be approachin'...
    The most unsettling thing I have seen at a hospital that I was formerly employed at is that chief exec officers for nursing are NON nurses. This is grave.
    It is time for our hospital based colleagues to be articulate--not witchy or whiny--about conditions that lead them to strike so that we can all have a voice for nursing.
    Good luck to the nurses in Canada AND PA.


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