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Hospital: AP-HP agents demonstrate against staff shortages

2021-12-01T15:18:57.422Z

About 170 people demonstrated Wednesday between the headquarters of the AP-HP and the Ministry of Health to protest in particular against the lack of ...



About 170 people demonstrated Wednesday between the headquarters of the AP-HP and the Ministry of Health to protest in particular against the lack of personnel in Parisian hospitals, noted an AFP journalist.

The demonstration was organized at the call of the FO and CGT unions, whose officials described a staff "

exhausted and bitter

" and a situation "

extremely critical and tense

".

"

We must stop this downward spiral

," Jean Emmanuel Cabo, secretary general of FO AP-HP, stressed Monday during a press conference organized before the event.

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This union official said that “

20%

” of the beds were closed at the AP-HP for lack of sufficient caregivers, a figure disputed by management. “

At Necker hospital, 100 additional nurses are needed (...). On the weekend of October 16 and 17, the emergency rooms at Bicêtre hospital were saturated. There were 27 elderly people on stretchers in the corridors,

”criticizes the FO representative.

The CGT and FO unions deplore that AP-HP agents, "

400

" according to them, have been suspended for non-compliance with the vaccination obligation.

"

It's a hoax

", sighs Sylvie Lefelle, childcare assistant and CGT unionist, "

they were asked to come to work, even being positive for Covid-19, and today they are being sanctioned

".

We endangered both staff and users.

The beds continue to close, overtime represents 1,500 jobs, the working conditions are appalling,

”she enumerates.

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In the middle of the procession, paramedics, workers and administrative staff from the Robert-Debré hospital specifically denounced the lack of parking spaces.

"

You have to pay to come to work, it is 14.40 euros per day that you have to pay,

" said Laure Guilbosh, nursing assistant and FO representative.

What we have gained thanks to Ségur de la santé, we lose to come to work.

Not to mention the fines or impoundment that we risk if we park outside the hospital,

”she says indignantly.

Many unions and collectives called for a national mobilization in defense of the public hospital on Saturday, with a rally in Paris in front of the Ministry of Health.

Source: lefigaro

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