Late last year, the International Federation of the Phycological Sciences and Allied Sciences (IFPSAS) (formerly the International Union of Phycotemists and Allied Chemists (IUPAC), and now the Phytoscience Research Alliance) declared that its members would begin a strike against the pharmaceutical industry in a bid to protect their careers and their health.
It had originally been set to take place on June 17, but on June 20, the union and its affiliated trade unions announced that the strike would now go ahead, and members would be allowed to vote on the issue.
The vote, which was supposed to take just two days, is now expected to last two weeks.
It is expected that around two thirds of members of the IUPAC union, which represents medical doctors, will vote in favour of the strike, according to a recent survey conducted by the union.
This comes despite the fact that some medical professionals have expressed concern about the impact of the stoppage on their careers.
According to the poll, a quarter of respondents said that they are currently not in a position to make enough money to cover their medical bills.
Furthermore, half of the respondents said they have already lost the ability to work because of the strikes.
According the IFPPSAS, this strike is the first strike that the union has ever taken against pharmaceutical companies.
The IUPCC, a union that represents some 70,000 doctors, also stated in a statement that it will be taking part in the strike.
The strike, however, is likely to have more of an impact on the working conditions of doctors than those of other professions, as well as the quality of the drugs being produced, according the IFSAS.
The industry has long been criticized for its high salaries, low pay and working conditions, with the UK government’s Royal College of Physicians saying in 2011 that pharmaceutical companies had to be held responsible for the poor working conditions that patients faced.
However, the industry has recently begun to open up in the last few years, as pharmaceutical companies have been forced to pay more into the NHS budget to fund their research and development.
A number of pharmaceutical companies, such as Pfizer, have also come out in support of the industrial action.
The recent strike also comes as the government has been cracking down on the illegal trade union trade union activity.
Earlier this month, it came to light that one of the most senior doctors in the country, Dr. Peter Gough, had been arrested for allegedly threatening to take a strike if the government did not grant him a new contract.
According a statement issued by the Royal College, the police investigation into the allegations was hampered by the fact Gough was not present for the charges.
It was also revealed that the police were unable to interview Gough during the course of the investigation.
In June, the Government of Ireland also banned the union from holding a union vote for the first time in its history, which the union was due to do on July 6.
According, the strike is also expected to have a knock-on effect on the health of many other members of medical staff, who are now more likely to be sick due to the strike as well.