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Prayut tells nurses to stop protesting, ministry must stick to hiring regulations

May 15. 2017
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By The Nation

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday responded to ongoing protests by nurses, saying the allocation of civil service posts that they are demanding must comply with the workforce reformation plan every five to 10 years.

Prayut said every ministry had to follow the rules in enrolling new workers and had to manage their vacant positions first before asking for more staff.

He also urged the nurses not to protest and make the issue political.

Nurses have pledged to continue their protest amid complaints about understaffing, tough working conditions and unfair salaries. 

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