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France: strike continues in emergency services of Paris hospitals

2019-04-20T21:30:31.902Z

In Paris, the strike movement is expanding in the emergency services. Started a month ago at the Saint-Antoine Hospital, following an attack, he now touches a dozen Parisian hospitals. The emergency staff believe that the proposals ...


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In more than ten Parisian hospitals, the "-paradrap-" emergency workers' strike is expanding (here at the Pitié Salpétrière, on April 15th). KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP

In Paris, the strike movement extends into the emergency services. Started a month ago at the hospital Saint-Antoine, following an attack, he now touches a dozen hospitals in Paris. The emergency personnel believe that the proposals of the Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP) are insufficient. And their strike could win the rest of the French territory.

In more than ten hospitals in Paris, the strike "plaster" extends. Emergency room staff continue to greet patients while wearing bandages, banners, and signing petitions to families.

The Paris Public Hospitals Department offered them 61 posts. Christophe Prudhomme, CGT representative of the emergency services, believes that it is very far from the account.

" There is a shortage of 700 posts in the emergency services of Public Assistance today in Paris , insists the union representative . So, for us, the question is not to talk about this number, but to know how quickly we catch up so that we can work in good conditions and that there is no more death on stretchers in unacceptable conditions in the emergency services as happened in Lariboisière. "

The discontent goes well beyond the emergency services, it also aims the plan to remove 5,000 jobs in hospitals within 5 years or closure of 2/3 of geriatric beds. Christophe Prudhomme expects that health is a theme addressed by the President of the Republic next Thursday.

" Mr. Macron has not yet answered the questions that were asked during the" big debate, " the emergency doctor said. It will be necessary that on the questions of health, it brings answers. What is clear is that we will play the extension of the movement to the entire national territory. "

In Paris, the new appointment with emergency workers strikers is, meanwhile, scheduled for Tuesday.

Source: rfi

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