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Midwives on strike again for 4 days

2021-10-22T18:59:43.466Z

“Exhausted” and “angry”, the midwives demand additional staff in the maternity ward, increased remuneration and a 6



Since this Friday, at the call of several unions (ONSSF, UNSSF, FO, CGT, CFDT, CFTC ...), midwives "angry" and "exhausted" are on strike for four days to demand maternity staff , better pay and a 6th year of study, for the sixth time this year.

“Everyone sums up our movement to salary issues, but it's really a whole.

We have to improve our working conditions and the organization of maternity hospitals, ”declared Caroline Combot, general secretary of ONSFF, one of the two main trade unions in the profession.

"We had a telephone interview with Olivier Véran's cabinet at the beginning of the week and other meetings will be organized," she said, adding that it was now necessary to maintain "the pressure on the government and establishments ”.

The salary increase "is not up to the task"

The UNSSF, another trade union organization in the profession, indicates in a press release that it “welcomed the retention of hospital midwives in the public service by creating a medical sector, on the other hand the salary increase is not to be considered. height ".

Same story of the CGT Health Action Sociale which demands "to put their remuneration at the level of their training and their responsibilities" in its notice of strike.

The UNSSF calls for "an urgent rewriting of perinatal decrees by including ratios of professionals by sector of activity in order to guarantee a quality of life at work and respectful care for families".

Joined by FO who wants "the doubling of the number of midwives to the tune of 1 woman = 1 midwife".

Read also "How would we do without midwives?"

: the bottom of a strike that will affect maternity hospitals all weekend

Midwives were already on strike from September 24-26.

"We hope to be able to obtain things, for us midwives, but the objective is that we can do our work well, that it goes well for the mothers and children in our care because it is it is absolutely shocking to see the conditions under which women are welcomed and cared for in maternity hospitals, ”added Caroline Combot.

Source: leparis

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