As of next October, more than half a million caregivers will benefit from an increase in their salary scales, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
The 200,000 nursing assistants in the hospital public service should thus receive up to 468 euros net more per month at the end of their career.
More than half a million nurses, orderlies and other paramedical staff in public hospitals will benefit from an increase in their salary scales as of October 1, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.
Planned by the "Ségur de la santé" signed in July 2020 with a majority of hospital unions (FO, CFDT, Unsa), this measure will cost "a little more than 200 million euros" in the fourth quarter, then "740 million in full year from 2022 ", according to Olivier Véran's office.
Nursing assistants and general care nurses particularly concerned
This sum will be added to the 7.6 billion already granted to the 1.5 million employees of hospitals and nursing homes, both public and private, via a general increase of 183 euros net per month (160 euros in the private sector for lucrative).
The new salary scales will primarily benefit the 200,000 nursing assistants in the hospital public service, who will receive 45 euros net more per month after one year of career and up to 468 euros at the end of their career, according to the ministry.
Ditto for the 153,000 nurses in general care, who will earn 107 euros net more with one year of seniority and up to 353 euros at the last level.
The upgrading will also concern specialized nurses (Iade, Ibode, IPA), health executives, childcare auxiliaries, as well as medico-technical (radio manipulators) and rehabilitation (physiotherapist) professions.
Discussions should follow to extend "early 2022" these increases to other public services (around 20,000 state and community employees) and to the private sector (250,000 employees) for paramedical professions.
The unions greeted these announcements with a mixture of satisfaction and caution.
Thus, FO-Santé "notes certain openings" but prefers to conduct "a careful analysis" before "concluding favorably or not".
"We do not have the grids, so I am waiting to see if what we have been told is true," said Sylvie Pons, CGT-Santé.
The Unsa-Santé also notes "a point of disagreement" on contractual agents, excluded from these upgrades, and is worried about a "risk of hard corporatist movement" among nurse-anesthetists, without additional help.