Czech Republic -Health minister opposes doctors' claims -December 30, 2011

In reaction on the mobilisation of higher pay in the health sector, Health Minister Leoš Heger has argued that a large pay raise for hospital doctors would spark similar demands from other healthcare staff. He called the doctors‘ demands a “pipe dream.” Heger argued that the budget increases in the end would double compared to the increases caused by the doctors’ demands. The minister threatened that a state of emergency could be declared by the regional governors if the doctors follow through with their threat to leave. It could be imposed for a maximum of 30 days and would oblige doctors to fulfill their professional duties wherever the authorities dictate (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 October and November 2011).

English: http://www.ceskapozice.cz/en/news/politics-policy/health-minister-doctors ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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