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Doctors in Canada say they don't want pay increase

Posted at 1:40 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-08 13:40:08-05

We don't want more money?  You read that right. 

That's the plea from hundreds of doctors in Canada.  

The Washington Post reported that as of Wednesday afternoon, more than 700 physicians, residents and medical students from Quebec have signed an online petition asking that their pay raises be canceled. 

A group named Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime Public, which represents doctors in the French-speaking province, started the petition Feb. 25.

The petition started amid concerns that the province's nurses and other health care workers were being overworked and underpaid. 

"We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be canceled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec," says the petition in French.

The situation became galvanized after a nurse posted about her "exhausted" shift, caring for 70 to 76 patients and a third night in one week having patients end up dead.