patients of the more than 500 municipal hospitals in Germany have for the time being, there is no fear of further doctors ‘ strikes.

In the collective bargaining negotiations, the doctors ‘Union Marburger Bund with the municipal employers’ associations was reached on Wednesday morning after more than 24 hours of negotiations in Berlin, an agreement in principle. A spokesman for the Marburger Bund, the German press Agency said.

The doctors had threatened in case of failure of this fifth round of Negotiations with open-ended strikes. To the details of the agreement, the spokesman to say anything yet. It will advise you. At 12.00 noon, both sides are going to speak at a press conference in Berlin to the Details.

In the collective dispute, it was about the working conditions and wage agreements for around 55,000 Doctors. The Marburger Bund had demanded less readiness services, two work-free weekends in the month, five percent more content and a electronic time and attendance in the clinics for the doctors. With several warning strike actions, the Union had made in the past pressure.

dpa