Union backs day of action over hospital funding


The ver.di trade union is mobilising for a day of action on 20 September to highlight the critical financial situation facing hospitals with many threatened with insolvency. Higher inflation and soaring energy costs have compounded existing problems, hit investment plans and job cuts are possible. Ver.di is backing calls by the German Hospital Association for support from both federal and regional governments to guarantee the maintenance of services. The unions’ demands also focus on the need for good working conditions and training provision, secure jobs and funding for higher pay along with better, needs-based staffing in all areas.

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