Thursday, February 2, 2023

Missionary health workers strike and march

It is an impossible task to find a health center in the entire area of ​​Misiones that provides all its support services since For three weeks, the province’s health professionals have used force, Demand for wage reform, which is not yet a part of the Governor’s agenda.

On 7 December, a negotiating table was held between union representatives of the health workers of Mizzene and government officials. government offered 700 pesos increase in the basic pay of the lowest category, Rashi was immediately dismissed and from 12 December almost all medical care in the province was shut down. Only guards, emergencies and care are taken in the hospitalized rooms.

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Health workers ask for 7,000 pesos and are offered 1,500 pesos

As a second step, the governor Oscar Herrera Ahud decided to increase the basic salary of the very low category by 1,500 pesos from the 7,000 required by the professionals, The measure was deepened and extended until Thursday, when a response from provincial authorities was expected. However, the medical staff have already planned to continue with the strike. In this regard, Mariela Rodríguez, a nursing graduate from the Dr. Fernando Barrero Pediatric Hospital, said that “to study for so long to earn a salary that is less than the basic basket is a shame.” With regard to the testimony of the CTA representative, it should be noted that a nurse earns an estimated salary of 110,000 pesos for 8 hours per day and a guard.

Focuses on another need for healthcare workers Transfer to permanent plant of 700 carrying out works under contract, In this regard, Rodríguez revealed that “there are colleagues who should have already been regularized after a contractual relationship of 5 years.”

The response of the provincial authorities is limited to “budget constraints”. But from a central hub intervening in the conflict, he insisted that “they claim they have no resources, but then they spend huge amounts on social events,” said the nursing graduate. In a message to the patients, he expressed that “they want to lead us into a fight of the poor against the poor. We have to tell the people from the interior, who come to the Posadas for consultations, that we are not participating. Some understand and support us.”

The health workers will go to the governor’s office today, and if they are not received by the concerned representatives, they will extend the strike.

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