Oviedo (EFE).- The manager of the Principality’s Health Service (SESPA), Concepción Saavedra, highlighted this Tuesday that the negotiations started with the unions will make it possible to advance in the reorganization of Continuous Care and implement labor improvements for health professionals.
After holding a meeting with representatives of the Llangréu Neighborhood Platform for Public Health, Saavedra pointed out that the objective of SESPA is to promote a “different organization” in Primary Care emergencies, with interim and “stable” professionals who can benefit from a new supplement for those who work “more” or have to cover an “incident”.
After recalling that the Official Gazette of the Principality has published the modification of the workforce for the consolidation of 2,165 jobs that will go from temporary to permanent, the manager has stressed that work is being done to implement new working conditions to “improve” the situation of toilets.
Thus, he has said that the increase in on-call hours is being negotiated and the possibility that health workers over 55 years of age can maintain their afternoon activity to compensate for their resignation from on-call duty.
On the other hand, Saavedra has informed the members of the platform that next month a new ambulance will come into operation in Langreo, and that in March the Rehabilitation Service will be recentralized at the Hospital del Valle del Nalón.
Unions demand salary improvements
For their part, the union organizations CCOO, SICEPA-USIPA/SAIF, UGT and CSIF have considered it “essential” that the SESPA proposal for the modification of the working conditions of the Primary teams that carry out Ongoing Care leads to improvements in remuneration.
In this way, they have requested a “real” salary equalization of the nursing staff of the SAC, as well as an increase in the pay of the night hour and the supplements for shift work and non-shift work.
They have also demanded an increase in on-call hours, the creation of nursing quotas in Primary Care and an increase in the weighting of the night shift.
The “real recovery of social rights” and reductions in working hours to care for relatives or minor children “without diminishing conditions for exercising a right” are other demands of these unions, which also demand better wages for workers In training.
«There are insurmountable red lines that we are not willing to cross, and our trade union organizations will use all the means and actions available to us for this as long as this attitude on the part of Sespa continues to be maintained. It’s a pity that SIMPA and SATSE have joined the divide and conquer”, they have pointed out. EFE