Representatives of the health sector seem skeptical about the announcements of the Minister of Health. In an interview with the Journal du Dimanche on May 25, Olivier Véran promised a major plan for the hospital by the summer, with an increase in the salaries of hospital staff " beyond the premiums ".
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“ We said to ourselves: and three! "Reacted Thierry Amouroux, spokesman for the national union of nursing professionals on Europe 1." There was the big plan Ma santé 2022, the big hospital plan of last November announced by the Prime Minister and then there is the Health Safety ”. “ The two previous plans did not translate into euros, they were ad plans. We hope that the third will be more constructive with consequences on the ground, "he reacted.
" This interview at the JDD aims to calm a protest that the government is feeling rampant in hospitals, " said Patrick Pelloux, president of the Association of Emergency Physicians of France . " They know that a social bomb could explode in hospitals, which are very popular with the French ." Several hospital unions and collectives said Friday they were thinking of a "national day of mobilization" for the public hospital which could take place " mid-June ".
Mireille Stivala, general secretary of the CGT Health " regrets to learn through the press announcement of a negotiation that calls for more than a year " and said he was " doubtful about the content ." " The statements of Mr. Véran on the 35 hours are worrying, " she explained to AFP. “ It is incoherent to want to make work more of the personnel who were never able to reach the reduction of the working time for lack of hirings. "
The return of the 35-hour debate
Olivier Véran assures that " the question is not to deregulate working time " but to " create a much more flexible framework to allow those who wish to (work more) or organize their working time differently. "
The 35 hours were declined at the hospital in 2002 without the hires necessary to absorb their impact, with " RTT that (the staff) cannot take ", underlines Thierry Amouroux (national union of nurses), evoking " in the Paris hospitals a million days accumulated on counters that agents cannot take . "
" Demand is a real salary increase, to avoid that our professionals are forced to work in addition to their usual schedule to get by, " said Mireille Stivala (CGT Health). " We are claiming 300 euros per month, which corresponds to the differential noted by the OECD between the average nursing salary in France and the average nursing salary in the rest of the European Union ", underlines Thierry Amouroux. " The fact of calling into question the 35 hours makes it possible to go to the end of the ultraliberal logic ", estimates Patrick Pelloux (association of emergency physicians of France). " I don't see anything concrete in these announcements, " he adds.
Mireille Stivala, meanwhile, awaits " negotiations with a precise framework and a calendar that allows staff to be consulted ". She recalls that the Minister only cited the nurses, while " the administrative staff, the nursing assistants, the radio manipulators, the laundry or meal agents are just as concerned and these, we don't talk about it never ”.