Navigation Links
Talks Break Down in Polish Nurses' Pay Protest

Poland's health sector crisis deepened Friday as pay talks broke down between the conservative government and the country's nurses, hundreds of whom are camping outside the premier's offices in protest.

The talks, which had been planned for the early hours of Friday, failed to get off the ground after each side accused the other of bad faith, officials said.

Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski refused to start the negotiations unless four nurses ended their occupation of a room in the government's office, which they began late Tuesday after receiving permission to hand over a petition.

"If these ladies leave the building, we'll talk. If they stay, we won't," Kaczynski told reporters.

Several hundred nurses, meanwhile, remained camped out in the rain on a grass verge opposite the government building, saying they would not leave until Kaczynski came up with a solid offer of pay hikes.

The Polish government is already facing down hospital doctors who since May 21 have been refusing to provide all but emergency medical services or carry out administrative duties.

The OZZL physicians' union on Friday threatened to launch a hunger strike next week unless the government gives in to its demands for a massive pay hike.

Poland's state-employed medical workers are notoriously overworked and underpaid, like their counterparts across former the communist bloc.

Nurses earn the local equivalent of 290-340 euros (390-450 dollars) a month, while the average pay packet for hospital doctors is worth 395 euros (530 dollars).

Kaczynski on Friday said that Poland lacks the budget to meet the medical workers' demands.

He also reaffirmed his earlier call for a referendum to help resolve the crisis in the health sector, saying it would hinge on raising taxes for better-off Poles to finance pay hikes for medical workers.

However, Kaczynski did not specify when a referendum could ta ke place, nor the question that would be put before voters.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. U.S. HSS Secretary Talks About Management of Bird Flu Pandemic
2. 5th European Breast Cancer Conference Talks about Everything from Patient to Oncologist
3. Medicos Hold Talks With Prime Minister, Continue Strike
4. British Doctors Hold Talks to end Impasse of Indian doctors
5. More Funds Must Flow-NYC Mayor Talks Tough
6. Teenagers Do Not Heed to Sex Abstinence Talks
7. Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok
8. Climate Talks Reach Consensus in Bangkok
9. Talks Between Striking Polish Nurses and Government to Open
10. Sperm washing helps couples – Breakthrough in focu
11. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 28, 2017 , ... ... March 7, 2017, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the 11th Annual RISE Nashville Summit. ... management, financial compliance, performance analytics, and engagement strategies. , The discussion will include ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... It’s no secret ... often leads to a host of health issues, including urinary incontinence. However, results ... discovered that good overall muscle strength in older women, particularly in the ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 , ... Robert E. ... large medical group. But his impoverished upbringing and life experiences could have led him ... a Physician: Insightful and Inspirational Tales of Parenting, Perseverance and Pediatrics,” Dr. Burke shares ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 27, 2017 , ... Much attention ... concern for women who become dependent on opioid painkillers has fallen short. From 1999 ... compared to a 237% increase in fatal overdoses in male populations.(1) , The proportion ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Elisa Guajardo Carothers is not your typical author. She went from ... a nun. Now, she writes about God, when she isn’t swimming as a performing mermaid. ... Here is BS! (Before Satan),” she offers a comedic look at the dysfunctions of God’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)... Now in its seventh year, the Pharmaceutical Innovation ... at developing and commercialising innovation. ... The Index can be summarised by ... different companies in early phase, which would make the best ... each company,s performance between 2011 and 2016, the 2017 ranking sees the ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Leading Countries, Technologies and Companies ... grow at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2016-2021 and CAGR of ... CAGR of 9.1% from 2016 to 2027. The market is estimated ... ... Read on to discover how you can exploit the future ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel ... Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem ... of June S. Almenoff , M.D., Ph.D., FACP, ... its Board of Directors.  "Dr. Almenoff ... whose appointments come at an exciting time for our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: