The health workers grouped in the ATE City Hospitals group carried out a 24-hour strike this Friday to demand “a wage increase in line with inflation rates”in rejection of the layoffs in the sector and demanding recognition of the professional career of nurses, therapists and technicians.
“We are going through a new day of struggle with a stoppage of activities, because With the salaries we have we cannot live. That is why we are demanding the opening of parity now,” Héctor Ortiz, coordinator of the Hospitals group of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, told Télam this Friday.
In this framework, the ATE leader highlighted the “high adherence to the general strike” that is registered among Buenos Aires health workers and announced a new “strike and mobilization” at the headquarters of the local Ministry of Finance, announced for next Wednesday. .
“Today we are on strike and next week we are going to deepen our plan of struggle with another strike and mobilization for our demands that are not listened to by officials of the Government of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta,” Ortiz said.
“We are going through a new day of struggle with a stoppage of activities, because with the salaries we have we cannot live. That is why we are demanding the opening of parity now”Hector Ortiz
The unionist questioned that CABA health workers, after having committed themselves to the urgency of the pandemic, “even with their lives” in some cases, today are fired or continue working but “with starvation wages.”
“That is why we are going to deepen our activism with more conferences, under the motto ‘The salary is not enough to live’“, he remarked.
Minutes after 1:00 p.m., at a press conference offered from the Ramos Mejía Hospital in the San Cristóbal neighborhood, Ortiz mentioned among the range of claims addressed to the Buenos Aires government the “urgent opening of joint ventures and a salary increase in line with inflation.” .
“We need to improve working conditions,” he demanded, and insisted on the complaint for the continuous dismissal of CABA health workers who had been hired to deal with the pandemic.
“For 30 days they have been fired from the (porteño) government”he warned.
Finally, the trade unionist enumerated the battery of demands that they demand from the Horacio Rodríguez Larreta administration, which consists of “the laundering of non-remunerative items to remunerative ones, the payment of a critical area bonus, the recognition of overtime in modules and technical guards, and the inclusion to the professional career and the transfer to the permanent plant of the hired ones”, according to details.