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Tehran reacts to strikes in US, UK, Germany

“Instead of interventionist & biased remarks & expressing insincere concern over Iranian women & girls, you’d better be concerned about US, German and UK healthcare personnel, patients & tackle their situation,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kan’ani wrote on X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter.

More than 75,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente (a healthcare company in the US) launched a strike Wednesday, with a coalition of unions alleging the healthcare system is engaging in unfair labor practices.

Employees in Virginia and Washington, D.C., walked off the job at 6 a.m. ET while those in California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon began striking at 9 a.m. ET, beginning the largest health care workers strike in US history, according to ABC News.

Meanwhile, Thousands of doctors took to the streets across Germany on Monday, complaining about the rising costs amid the relentless surge in inflation plaguing numerous European countries. The medical practitioners in Berlin gathered outside the Federal Ministry of Health headquarters, calling for more financial support. Under the rallying theme of “Clinic Crisis,” nearly 20 medical associations, statutory health insurance organizations, and a multitude of pharmacies participated in the nationwide strike.

On Wednesday, media outlets reported that UK rail passengers were facing major disruption when a drivers’ strike was expected to close almost all of the train network.


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