Swiss perspectives in 10 languages

Geneva hospital lodges complaint against strikers

The management of Geneva’s university hospital has filed a criminal complaint against striking laboratory technicians, accusing them of endangering lives.

In a statement on Tuesday, the hospital management said it had taken the step because of three serious cases in the maternity ward.

Due to the strike – now in its sixth day – urgent laboratory test results were not delivered on time.

The hospital director, Bernard Gruson, told Swiss-French television that technicians refusing to guarantee basic services would face “immediate suspension without pay”.

The striking personnel are demanding that their salaries be renegotiated.

Deeply Read

Most Discussed

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here . Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

SWI - a branch of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR

SWI - a branch of Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR