The general secretary of the Central-South Regional of the CGT, Luis Faggiani, spoke about the conflict of gynecology professionals with the union, private and SEMPRE social works and in addition to the new version that would indicate that other branches of medicine would also be demanding raises.
In the first place, Faggiani was consulted about the current situation of the conflict with the Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics of La Pampa (AGOLP), after it became known that also there are professionals from other branches of medicine who would be seeking to increase their fees.
In this regard, he maintained “what seems to us is that Social Security has a specific amount of money that is all there is to distribute, that is why we tell gynecologists that we cannot implement a particular nomenclature for them, but that we have to sit down with all the disciplines and put together one for complexity“.
“Based on that, then it would be necessary to put a value on each of the benefits, where there will be some that can go up and others will have to go down. The concrete reality is that we the only thing we can give as an increase is the wages that govern the workers“, emphasized the general secretary of the Central-South Regional of the CGT.
Regarding the prepaid, he specified that the increases they receive are those that the State allows them to apply and assured that “the provincial government is giving practically the same increase that was given to the workers to the entire health service“.
So if a worker received a salary increase of 40% during the year, that was the same thing that was transferred to the health system, since that is what the unions and social works received.
“Some have stated that the contribution that workers make must be increased, but we have to see that we are talking about an average salary, in general, around $50,000,” Faggiani said.
Meanwhile, he stressed that it is necessary to take into account the calculation of the expenditure that each worker makes on health monthly, an estimated amount is 15% of one’s salary.
“You have to understand that we we have a health system that is sustained to the extent that we are all reasonable when it comes to paying and spending the money that enters us, otherwise we are going to break the system and we are going to end up with one like the one in Chile,” Faggiani affirmed.
Along the same lines, the general secretary of the Central-South Regional of the CGT, was consulted about the lack of agreement with the gynecology professionals and assured “we already we ended all that conversation“. As a consequence, he anticipated that they are working to carry out the procedures with the professionals who may come from outside from the province.
Regarding the end, he referred to how he sees the union situation for the year 2022 and assured that from the start, the year “starts complicated with 4% inflation”. Even so, he indicated “we believe that to the extent that all efforts are made so that wages keep up with inflation we will be losing, but not as much.”