Nurses wear the trousers in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 6 Jun, 2011 @ 11:55
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Nurses wear the trousers in Spain

NURSES who have been told they can wear trousers are still facing disciplinary actions for getting rid of their skirts.

Following a three year battle over uniforms the Spanish Constitutional Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to force nurses at a private clinic in Cadiz to wear skirts.

However the San Raphael Clinic has ignored the ruling and has since sent letters to five nurses who have started to wear trousers.

In the letters the clinic warns the nurses they face new sanctions if they do not observe the company’s strict dress code which includes a skirt, apron and nurses cap.

And despite the Constitutional Court considering the uniform policy to be ‘discriminatory’ and ‘belonging to another time’, the clinic claims they can still appeal the ruling.

It comes after the earlier decision by the High Court which found in favour of the clinic, defending their right to impose a uniform, was overturned.

The union CCOO has now denounced the letters to the Work Inspectorate.

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