The point of a protest is to accomplish 3 things:
1. Draw attention to your cause.
2. Create an adverse environment and make management’s life miserable so that they cave to your demands.
3. Accomplish 1 & 2 in a timely manner while maximizing your position.
So when nurses in South African dressed up in pj’s and nighties to protest their uniform allowance as inadequate, I had to review the above objects again and scratch my head.
I think the they NAILED #1; however, as for 2 and 3 I am not so sure. If South Africa is anything like the hospitals I deal with here in the US, the doctors and management probably brought lawn chairs to work to ready themselves for the daily nightie nurse protest.