“We must stop playing on the skin and on the salaries of public health workers. The news of the postponement of the definitive signature on the renewal of the ccnl for new clarifications requested from the Aran by the Mef is yet another disrespectful gesture towards those workers previously called heroes and today, with public opinion distracted by the upcoming elections and by what is happening outside our border, mortified again. In short, after the damage here is the further insult ”declares Gianluca Giuliano, National Secretary of Ugl Salute.
“We had not hesitated to define shortcomings – continues the trade unionist – the increases that have been recognized to the approximately 550 thousand workers in the sector in the new agreement. Today we see that, despite negligible increases, thinking of seeing the credited sums shortly remains, at least for now, a chimera. We will not tire of repeating that the new NHS will have to be founded on health workers. This slowdown in the application of the new CCNL is a new noisy slap in the face of their dignity and the decisive role played during the fight against Covid. We cannot forget the extremely difficult conditions in which they provided their work with professionalism and generosity, putting their own safety at risk as demonstrated by the many cases of infected and deceased professionals. The road that must bring the salaries of health workers in line with the European average, another battle that Ugl Salute continues to fight, is still a long way off, as are the few euros that workers in the sector are entitled to receive in the shortest possible time. ”Concludes Giuliano.