Members of the medical staff of the Gap hospital, November 12, 2020. -

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For the secretary general of the CFDT, the revaluation of remuneration for health personnel should be "THE great cause of the five-year term".

Laurent Berger therefore calls, in a column published by the JDD, for an immediate 15% increase in wages in the social and medico-social sector.

Sectors "essential to social cohesion"

These sectors “are dying from a lack of national consistency in their funding and management.

This creates a breach of the principle of equal treatment and access to public service, ”he notes.

They are, however, “essential to social cohesion.

It is urgent to get them out of short-term logic.

The inclusion of a fifth risk through a new branch of Social Security goes in this direction.

It is still necessary to ensure long-term and sufficient funding ”.

But, also underlines Laurent Berger, "behind these policies, there are professionals, three quarters of women, who, on a daily basis, engage with the most vulnerable".

However, “their payslips are below the average by more than 25%” and “their working and employment conditions are marked by a strong use of part-time work and precarious contracts, a high loss experience, a high rate of loss. 'work stoppages and a lack of recognition of the arduous nature of their jobs ”.

“Underpaid” jobs

For many of these “underpaid” jobs, “an immediate salary increase of 15% is necessary to reduce these abysmal differences, and give these professionals some of the republican value of equality,” concludes the union leader. .


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