The Ministry of Health "continues to postpone the negotiation of measures that counteract the salary devaluation of doctors and the sharp degradation of their working conditions", states FNAM.
Even after a new negotiating meeting between the Government and the National Federation of Doctors (FNAM), the decision remains: there will be a strike on the 8th and 9th of March. The Federation calls for the involvement of the entire population, as the “fight” aims to “improve the working conditions of doctors and save the National Health Service”, reads a statement.
At the meeting that took place this Wednesday, “only the payment of overtime in emergency services was discussed”, reads the document sent by FNAM.
The Federation, which notes the new absence of the Minister of Health, Manuel Pizarro, considers that the ministry in question “continues to postpone the negotiation of measures that counteract the salary devaluation of doctors and the sharp degradation of their working conditions”.
The FNAM accuses the Government of Costa of promoting a “regime in which doctors are disrespected and treated like an automaton”, making a point of noting that, in the last year, professionals worked eight million hours of overtime. Thus, he once again called for the participation of all doctors in the March strike, warning that this “is a fight for the entire population, in defence of an accessible and quality SNS”.