Healthcare workers did not receive an increase in wages and the cessation of activities in prepaid medicine

In a week that closed several wage negotiations, revaluing the image of Labor Secretary Raquel “Kelly” Olmos, the leadership The Health Professionals Association (ATSA) reported that it was unable to reach an agreement in the branch of assistance (the most important), the so-called ordered the start of a plan to fight gatherings at workplacesand will continue to suspend operations in shifts until next Thursday’s national strike, which will affect health care throughout the health system.

The general secretary of the organization, Héctor Daer, pointed out that “in the face of employers’ intransigence, We declare a state of readiness and mobilization” and added that “since there was no satisfactory proposal for our demands, it was decided to start with assemblies and continue on Tuesday with a strike of four hours per shift and five hours per shift on Wednesday, to call a national strike for 24 hours on Thursday for next Thursday.

It is estimated that union leaders and businessmen could be invited to a hearing on Monday in order to reconcile positions and eliminate the possibility of conflict, and union spokesmen consulted by iProfessional admitted that the authorities portfolio of work could dictate mandatory conciliation to deactivate force measures.

Joint health: The government’s proposal was not satisfactory

Sources added it “The negotiations dragged on; our position is dialogic, but the workers’ pockets could not continue to wait for a satisfactory proposal from the employers”.

The health union’s discomfort deepened when it became known about the price increase approved by the government for prepaid. In principle, they assessed that this measure will enable an increase in salaries for employees; Moreover, the stagnation of parity prompted announcements of assemblies and strikes.

The executive branch authorized prepaid drug companies to raise prices by 13.8 percent in December, to a total growth of 113.8 percent in twelve months. The union pointed out that “this is the ninth increase in the year so far, but the employers claim that they cannot give an increase in wages to employees, which is ultimately what keeps the system going”.

Dáer reached an agreement for the pharmaceutical branch, but not for the most crucial one: healthcare.

Dáer reached an agreement for the pharmaceutical branch, but not for the most crucial one: healthcare.

Dáer reached an agreement for the pharmaceutical branch, but not for the most crucial one: healthcare.

The supervision of health services was in charge of approving the advance payment increase, causing a reaction from Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who described the measure as “unacceptable”, deepening differences with the administration of President Alberto Fernández.

Agreement in the trade union of pharmacists and veterinarians

So far, the Dáer-led union has managed to activate a wage review for the pharmaceutical and veterinary laboratory branch from 40 percent to the 45 points he recorded in April. So, got 85 percent so far this year. That 40 percent will be paid in three installments: 23 percent in September (retroactive), 7 percent in October and 10 percent in November. A vacation bonus of 30,000 pesos and a Health Day bonus of just over 8,000 pesos will also be paid.

Union spokesmen estimated that this agreement will be reflected in the aid branch, the most important because of the number of employees and because of its resonance at the national level, because the battle plan paralyzes a large part of the health system. The government will thus start a new open front next week, in this case on an issue of high social sensitivity which, since it is prepaid, affects the middle and upper class.

The Ministry of Labor assessed that they are already doomed to find a solution. If the parties do not reach an agreement, that same Monday at noon they could dictate a mandatory settlement and thus avoid the dreaded national strike on Thursday. The satisfaction of directing the combined efforts of the Truckers and shutting down others such as rail and food began to fade with a plan of struggle announced by one of the co-leaders of the CGT and a man close to the head of state.

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