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HEALTH. Strike movement: “Red alert at the Decazeville hospital”

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New national day of mobilization for caregivers. Medical and non-medical staff gathered yesterday at the Decazeville Hospital Center to warn of the lack of resources in hospitals.

At the hospital, “summer will be hot, once again”, assure Stéphanie Ruiz, Sylvie Materkow, co-secretaries of the CGT health union at the Decazeville hospital center and Pascal Mazet, CGT Health departmental secretary.
Yesterday afternoon, in the light of a national call for strike and mobilization, many people gathered in front of the CH de Decazeville. The goal? Call on the government to raise the salaries of caregivers, improve their working conditions and stop bed closures by initiating a policy allowing both the recruitment and retention of staff.

“We are squeezed like lemons”

“The wage increase remains a demand that makes sense despite the latest announcements (1.5% increase in the index point in July, bonus in the fall, 5 index points more for all in January 2024 Ten years of seniority in category C to be paid at the minimum wage… We deserve better!”, assures the CGT health with strength and conviction.

“What about the agents who, 3 years after their first contract are still there on fixed-term contracts? What are our managements waiting for?”

A situation which, according to the union, partly explains “the hemorrhage of the staff”. Here, in Decazeville as elsewhere, “what about the agents who, 3 years after their first contract are still there on fixed-term contracts? What are our managements waiting for?” Ask the co-secretaries during their speech yesterday after noon.
“We want more caregivers, doctors, workers to repair and secure, cooks, enough secretaries, administrative and technical staff. Here, the account is not there!”, They claim. Human and material resources: this is the heart of the demands.

“Here, everything remains vague, very vague! We ask […] a timetable, deadlines, prospects. We want a course”

While “the health system is in agony” and the staff is “pressed like lemons”, the union insists: “pay, hire, sustain”. Means which would not however be luxury affirm Stéphanie Ruiz and Sylvie Materkow. “Aging premises, machines (Lingerie) out of breath, 10 beds closed in USLD for lack of work. A year of waiting and nothing is happening… Immobility!”, They are indignant. And to add: “Ditto for the post-fire work. What had to be done urgently has been done but still not the famous umbrella roof for the water proofing… And we are not presented with anything. Here, everything remains vague, very vague! We are also asking on the occasion of the last CSE for a calendar, deadlines, prospects. We want a course, “insists the union.

The appointment was made this Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Decazeville hospital center

The appointment was made this Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Decazeville hospital center
DDM – Myriam Albouy

What about emergencies and the laboratory?

“On June 27, the laboratory will close its doors and make way for delocalized biology automatons for the emergency department. The rest of the samples will be sent to Rodez via a shuttle system. We are therefore losing know-how, laboratory technicians (2 departures from Rodez CH Rodez and IFS and 1 departure from CH Villefranche, plus 1 retirement). One week before this change, everything is not set, all services are impacted in their operation”.

Laboratory, emergencies, salaries, human and material resources... These are the demands expressed on Tuesday.

Laboratory, emergencies, salaries, human and material resources… These are the demands expressed on Tuesday.
DDM – Myriam Albouy

As we can see, all of these demands are structural, but seem to be exacerbated as summer approaches. “According to management, the medical schedule for emergency physicians is complete until July 17, for the end of the month, 7 lines of 24 hours and 2 lines in 12 hours remain to be completed. And the month of August n “is not reassuring. So yes, says the union, we are worried about our population base, for our patients, for our emergencies”.
“Summer will be hot… It’s red alert at the hospital”, the unions are in despair.

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