Medical staff of the Hospital Ajusco Medio «Dr. Obdulia Rodríguez Rodríguez», of Mexico City, protested at the facility to demand wage improvements, as well as changes in working conditions and benefits.
Staff of this institute, 10 years old, claim that in these years they have not received wage increases or benefits promised by the current administration.
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They also point out that the recent call for recruitment at the Middle Court promotes better conditions and salaries than staff working years in the hospital.
«What motivated us most about our mobilization was that the government, for our own hospital, is hiring staff with higher pay,» said Teresa Pérez Granados, nurse at Ajusco Medio.
According to Pérez Granados, about 90% of the hospital staff (nearly 600 workers) are in a payroll scheme that has not received wage increases greater than 200 pesos.
Medical staff at Ajusco Middle Hospital protest
«They want to eliminate two six-shift shifts, to accommodate staff, but that would bring us more hours of work for the same salary. In my case, I would go from working from 60 hours per month to 80 hours without any increase,» he explains in interview.
🔘 protest outside the Middle Court Hospital, demand places and pay wages #TelediarioAlMinuto with @YulianaEscobedo #EnDirecto https://t.co/VqUPqVxLBf pic.twitter.com/QZdpBKoser
— @telediario (@telediario) November 30, 2020
After a blockade and demonstration on 16 November, the movement managed to get health authorities to sit down for dialogue to give a proposal for improvements, which will be presented on 3 December.
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