After a 12-year wait the three unions in private health care - FP CGIL, CISL FP and UIL FPL - are making some progress in negotiating a new collective agreement with the employer organisations - AIOP and ARIS. Meetings at the end of November and beginning of December addressed issues related to weekly rest periods, training leave, disciplinary procedures and criteria for transferring workers to other jobs. Further meetings are planned for 10, 17 and 18 December with a focus on job classification, where there have been major changes over the long period since the last agreement was negotiated.
Negotiations in private health sector continue
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The Sanitas health trade union is continuing negotiations with the government and ministry of health over a range of issues including ensuring full funding is available to cover pay increases for 2019. Other key points relate to extra leave for healthcare workers and ensuring all in the sector benefit from pay increases. The union is also concerned that certain specific categories of higher qualified occupations such as pharmacists and psychologists are on the appropriate levels of the pay structure. Sanitas is positive about making progress.
Although the three main trade unions finally managed to negotiate a collective agreement with the Aris and Aiop employer organisations covering most worker in the private health sector, this is not the end of the story. Firstly, doctors working for employers in the Aiop private health organisation are not covered by an updated collective agreement in contrast to those employed by employers in the Aris organisation. Strike action was organised on 28 January to put pressure on Aiop. Meanwhile, the unions are in dispute with the La Nostra Famiglia care company over its decision to move 1600 of