Verdi launches campaign against hospital funding cuts

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Services union ver.di is warning that healthworkers’ jobs and pay and conditions are under threat from new legislation on hospital funding put forward by federal health minister Philipp Rösler. The union estimates that the €2.5 billion cuts will cost 50,000 jobs at a time when hospitals are already facing staff shortages. Verdi is concerned that hospital employers will target personal costs in particular and this will mean replacing qualified staff with lower skilled workers, more agency work and an extension of outsourcing and privatisation. The union has called a special conference on 4 and 5 November to discuss the situation.
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