The Ministry of Health (MINSA) and the Social Security Fund (CSS), together with the Office of the Ombudsman, held the first meeting of the mediation table with health unions and agreed on the working methodology; The general secretary of the CSS, Edwin Salamín, reiterated that demands for salary increases from various unions amount to more than $400 million per year and “that is a lot at the moment.”
On the other hand, Alessandro Ganci, MINSA advisor: “We have to sit down and analyze the question of economic resources, because they can come from the budget allocation or from savings, such as the question of what should be redistributed, among others In human resources, we see a mismatch between staff from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
“There are bonuses, overtime, shifts and endless things that add up to this total amount and we don’t have that money at the moment,” emphasized Edwin Salamín from the CSS. “There are bonuses, overtime, shifts and endless things that add up to this total amount and we don’t have that money at the moment,” emphasized Edwin Salamín from the CSS.
Internal redistribution according to working hours
On the other hand, Alessandro Ganci, “we have to sit down to see how an internal redistribution can be carried out while respecting working hours, because we are aware that there is a surplus of staff in the morning.”
On this issue, the Secretary of the CSS, Salamín, clarified that he does not delegitimize the unions’ aspirations, but emphasized that we must use the CSS’s finite and dedicated resources “responsibly”.
“There are almost 61 unions that the CSS has, and they all have goals, and that impacts millions of dollars,” he reiterated, noting that these demands are being discussed at this time. “There are almost 61 unions that the CSS has, and they all have goals, and that impacts millions of dollars,” he reiterated, noting that these demands are being discussed at this time.
Contribution from the ombudsman’s office
The methodology proposed by the Office of the Ombudsman determines the day, the schedule, the work dynamics and the place where the work tables meet. The dialogue will take place at the Research and Training Center of the Administrative Prosecutor’s Office in Los Llanos de Curundú.
For his part, Alessandro Ganci, advisor to the Supreme Office of Minsa, emphasized that they are in the process of methodological evaluation. The different associations would have to decide on the methodology and main points and then determine the negotiation process, which would consist of a main table and two sub-tables.
Ganci reported that for the meeting scheduled for next Wednesday, the 20th, the general table will prioritize the items that all participating medical unions must agree on.