Healthcare unions threaten action in academic hospitals. They gave employers an ultimatum in the CLA negotiations. If their demands, among other things, for a structural wage increase before September 6 are not met, employees will work Sunday shifts on weekdays. In hospital care, this is the ultimate means of strike.
If it does, it will have consequences for the so-called aftercare. Hospitals have yet to catch up significantly with interventions that have been put behind the scenes due to the Corona crisis. However, during Sunday services, the occupation is reduced in such a way that all planned care services are canceled. After that, work will continue as usual in the emergency department, intensive care unit, oncology, cardiac monitoring, maternity and incubator units.
A spokeswoman for FNV Zorg & Welzijn, one of the unions behind the alert says: “We understand that this is very disturbing for patients, but this is the only way we are still seeing it. Employers can still prevent this.” The Academic Hospitals Collective Work Agreement applies to nearly 80,000 people. They work at Amsterdam UMC, Erasmus MC, LUMC (Leiden), Maastricht UMC+, Radboudumc (Nijmegen), UMCG (Groningen) and UMC Utrecht.
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