Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Health rep hails deal with unions as “historic” and stresses primary care will benefit the most

Carlos Bautista, regional representative of the Junta de Andalucía for health and consumption in Malaga, has called the agreement reached this past Wednesday, May 17, between the branch ministry and the unions representing Andalusian public health “historic”. sector table, and “commitment to dialogue and consensus”, as well as the agreement’s impact on the modernization of primary care.

Speaking to Europa Press, Bautista said that, regardless of the specific aspects of the agreement, it is an achievement that will benefit health professionals and the Andalusian population in general; and pointed out as “the commitment of the President of the Board, Juanma Moreno, and the Minister of Health, Catalina García, to the dialogue”.

In his statements, Bautista recalled the previous agreement made in this regard a year ago, which he described as “great, which generated significant benefits in the professional career of the toilet and also in very important and long-overdue remuneration aspects”. described.

“Now, once again, a year later, we demonstrate once again that through dialogue with unions, the Ministry of Health is going to pursue and generate a series of very important benefits for professionals, which Beyond that specific aspects, they’re going to be very important to them and to the population,” he said.

Thus, he elaborated that the agreement is basically focused on primary care and modernizing it, as well as “making it very clear that it is not going to be privatised.” He also highlighted that “we are committed to earmarking 25% of the health budget for primary care, in particular the 180 million euros that will be invested in modernizing it between 2024 and 2026”.

Carlos Bautista has also emphasized that, within the framework of the agreement, “great efforts will be made to significantly increase the number of social workers, physiotherapists, speech therapists, midwives and occupational therapists”.

“The relevant thing is the commitment to dialogue and consensus that the President of the Junta de Andalucía and our counselors have demonstrated at the sectoral table with the unions with a unanimous agreement that is wonderful,” he concluded.

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