Madrid, Feb 15 (EFE).- The doctors’ strikes continue in Madrid and Navarra, where the mobilizations of professionals from other public sectors join this Wednesday, as well as in the communities of Aragon and Valencia.
This is the planned schedule of meetings and health mobilizations for the next few days in various autonomous communities:
The negotiations between the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid and the strike committee continue without unblocking the conflict after the massive demonstration this Sunday, which was attended by some 250,000 people, according to the Government Delegation.
The indefinite strike of family doctors and pediatricians continues and also the Amyts union maintains the demonstration called in the capital this Wednesday.
The parties did not reach any agreement this Monday on the demands of the professionals, including being able to dedicate 10 minutes to each patient and salary improvements, which the union has lowered.
Some 29,000 public employees of the Navarrese administration are called today to support a day of strike by the Inter-union Health (UGT, CCOO, ELA, LAB and SAE), which will have a union division in health.
However, the Navarra Medical Union (SMN) has already announced that, like the SATSE nursing union, it will not support this strike, but it does maintain its own indefinite strike, which began on February 1.
After receiving the latest counterproposal from the SMN on Monday, the general director of Health of Navarra, Carlos Artundo, has expressed that he has the feeling of “rapidly bringing positions closer” to call off the health strike.
Meanwhile, SATSE maintains a solitary demonstration on February 18 to request that health care be the “priority” of governments and organizations.
The CSIF, CCOO and UGT unions maintain their mobilizations among professionals in the health sector, which includes a call for a strike starting on March 31, as well as rallies on February 17 in front of the Miguel Servet Hospital, on March 3 in front of the Clinic and on March 17 at the Ministry’s headquarters.
This calendar is maintained since the Cesma and Fasamet Primary Care medical unions called off the strike after reaching an agreement with the regional government, which only affects these physicians and whose content is pending ratification by the Health Sector Board.
CSIF, CCOO and UGT demand that this agreement be negotiated with them and that it be extended to all health workers.
The strike committee of the Union of Physicians of the Valencian Community and the Ministry of Health will continue negotiating this week to try to call off the stoppages scheduled for March 6, April 3 and May 8.
This Wednesday, there is a concentration in front of the Consellería.
According to the union, although “a little” progress was made at last Wednesday’s meeting, they are still “far from reaching an agreement” and continue to be annoyed by the lack of specification of the agreement proposed by the regional department headed by Miguel Mínguez.