Four of the five main hospital unions are calling for a "national day of action" on June 20 and have filed strike notices demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The pension dispute ends, that of the hospital starts again. Eight months after their last mobilizations in dispersed ranks, the health federations of the CGT, FO, SUD and Unsa have this time decided to go together.
This inter-union – where only the CFDT is missing – therefore calls on the staff of public hospitals to be "on strike and in the street" on June 20, according to a statement from the CGT. The demands have not changed, from "increasing wages" to "improving working conditions", not to mention "stopping bed closures". In short, it is a question of denouncing "the catastrophic situation of hospitals", as indicated in the strike notice filed by FO.
The four unions, which recently boycotted a meeting at the ministry on the theme of violence against caregivers – after the murder of a nurse in Reims – also intend to protest against the "denial of social dialogue" of the executive, explains to AFP Yann Le Baron, secretary general of Unsa-Santé. In practice, June 20 will take the form of "local unitary gatherings," he said. In Paris, the appointment should be set "on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville", according to FO.