Tondo Medical Center's nurses, midwives and nursing aides are protesting understaffing as one of the worst problems they encounter at work.
This abuse and rights violation have saddled the hospital workers for three years already. From regular eight-hour shifts, it has gotten worse to 12- up to 32-hour shifts without rest. When their complaints went unheeded, the staff wore red ribbons on their uniforms.
They petitioned Undersecretary Elmer Punzalan at the Department of Health last December and they are hoping that a solution on understaffing is on the offing this month.
Stop 12, 16, 24, 32 hours duty of nursing staff! Overtime pay for overtime work!