Madrid, May 25 (EFE).- Some seven hundred public health employees in Madrid, according to the Government Delegation in Madrid, summoned by the Satse, CCOO, CSIT Unión Profesional and UGT unions, have gathered this Friday at the gates of the Ministry of Health in a day of joint strike with teachers to demand the 35-hour weekly day and have requested the resignation of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
The protest, in front of number 29 Calle Aduana, was presided over by a banner with the slogan “In defense of professionals. For quality public health.
The participants have carried flags of the convening unions and have chanted slogans such as “public health”, “35 hours already” or “We do not want to pay the debt in health and education”.
In the health field, more than 78,000 professionals from the Madrid Health Service (Sermas) are called to participate in this day of strike promoted by four of the five majority unions in the sector.
Among their demands are the implementation of the 35-hour day, ending the loss of purchasing power that professionals have been experiencing since 2012, the implementation of a real and effective plan for Primary Care and the negotiation of the Emergency and Emergency Plan. .
“This is not a political strike. We want the conditions of our toilets to improve with the 35-hour day, which we have been claiming for years and which has been recovered in almost all the autonomous communities”, stressed the spokesperson for Satse Madrid, Marta Rivas.
Mariano Martín-Maestro, head of CCOO Sanidad Madrid, has highlighted that this is the third day of strike in public health, after those of April 19 and May 8, with a set of labor and compensation claims, without the Ministry of Health has had “the decency” to sit down and talk with the representatives of the workers, since last February 28.
“The Community of Madrid is the only one that has not yet restored the 35-hour week to its professionals and the one with the lowest salaries,” Martín-Maestro has indicated.
The secretary of the Health Area of CSIT Unión Profesional, Rosa Vicente, has justified this mobilization in “the lack of negotiation” with the Ministry of Health, has made a call to vote on May 28 thinking about public services, especially the health and education, and has stressed that after the regional and municipal elections the unions will continue to demand the 35-hour day.
The Secretary of Health of the UGT of Madrid, Julián Ordóñez, has lamented the “ninguneo” and “mistreatment” of public employees, especially those of health, by the regional government, and has opined that the Madrid Executive does not recover the 35-hour day before the elections because he intends to get “some political gain” with this decision.