The increase in the salaries of nursing staff promised by the government will be “significant”, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe assured Monday, deeming it necessary “to keep intact” the “motivation” of health professionals.
Edouard Philippe promised Monday that “the daily life of nursing staff” at the hospital would change “in the next few months”, specifying that the issue of working time was “not a taboo” and reaffirming that the increase in wages would be “significant”.
“What I believe is that the crisis requires us, not to change course, but to change pace,” insisted the Prime Minister, opening Monday the “Ségur de la santé”. He stressed that “this general consultation” between government and social partners would lead to decisions “in July”.
Pleading for “radical changes”, “rapid”, “assumed”, relying on “new means”, Mr. Philippe considered it necessary “to keep intact” the “motivation” of the health professionals, put to the ordained by the coronavirus crisis.
The “recognition” towards caregivers, “it is immense in our country, and it will be reflected, the president said, in the remuneration. On this point, I say it without ambiguity, the revaluation will be significant ”, assured Mr. Philippe, welcoming the resistance of the health system of which the French can be“ proud ”.
In the wake of the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, Mr. Philippe also considered that the issue of working time in the public hospital “is not a taboo”.
“The key word will be that of pragmatism. I am not prejudging here the outcome of the discussions which will be held in the coming days, but I said that constraints of all kinds had to be lifted. Working time must be looked at in the same way, ”added the head of government.
Mr. Philippe has set five axes for the consultation, which takes place under the aegis of the former CFDT leader Nicole Notat: “recognition for our caregivers”; “Massive investment”; “New agility”; “Territorial organization”; “Digital modernization”.