Nearly 13,000 nurses across Finland are threatening to resign next month in a pay row, trade union officials say. The Union of Health and Social Care Professionals (Tehy) is demanding a 24 percent wage increase for its members over 28 months, rejecting employers’ 12 percent offer. Tehy says half of its 124,000 staff are struggling to survive because of low pay, and many now want to work abroad. If no compromise is found, the mass resignations will cripple Finland’s healthcare system, the union warns. (BBC)

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