Nine union organisations representing health and social care workers along with professional organisations and health campaign groups came together again on 14 November calling for urgent action to tackle the crisis in the health system. Along with demands for increased funding, unions were calling for immediate measures to deal with staff shortages and increased pay for all health and social care staff. EPSU sent a message of solidarity and a delegation, including trade unionists from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands joined the demonstration. Some unions have already made a call for further action on 5 December to coincide with a national protest over pensions.
Health and social care unions mobilise again
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Trade unions organising in the health and social care sectors took to the streets again on 30 June as part of their long-running campaign to secure increased public funding, more jobs and better pay and conditions for workers in both public and private sectors, improved training, an end to closures of facilities. A further day of action is planned for 14 July. EPSU sent a message of solidarity.
The public service unions’ campaign to secure improved pay and recognition of qualifications for social workers continues on 7 April. Demonstrations are planned around the country and the unions are calling for a meeting with the three ministers with responsibility for the sector. In the meantime, the government is pressing ahead with new regulations without any move to negotiate or consult with the unions. [Read more at > CGT Services Publics (FR)->http://www.spterritoriaux.cgt.fr/spip.php?article4631] [And at > CFDT-Interco (FR)->http://www.cfdt.fr/rewrite/article/32965/secteur-professionnel
Six unions and union confederations have again agreed to co-ordinate their campaigning and mobilise for 7 October to maintain their protests against government policy and in support of pay and proper collective bargaining in the public sector. The CGT, CFDT, CFE-CGC, FSU, UNSA and Solidaires are backing the action which will coincide with the World Day for Decent Work which is again being co-ordinated by the International Trade Union Confederation. Read more at > CGT (FR)