January 23, 2022

thousands of caregivers in the street to demand human and financial “resources”

The Ségur of health, which resulted in wage increases and investments, “has not settled anything,” said the secretary general of the CGT.

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They are demanding increases in wages, resources, positions and an end to bed closures. Thousands of caregivers took to the streets across France on Tuesday January 11 to defend the public hospital, washed out by successive waves of Covid-19. An event that is part of a day of national mobilization at the call of the CGT, SUD and CFE-CGC unions and several healthcare collectives.

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The health sector, which resulted in salary increases and investments, “did not settle anything”, estimated with AFP the secretary general of the CGT, Philippe Martinez, referring to hospital staff “harassés”. “It takes a lot more resources, human and financial resources. And we must stop closing the beds”, he stressed.

In Paris, some 3,000 people according to the CGT, 900 according to the police, left the Cochin hospital (14th arrondissement) to join the Invalides behind a banner “together to obtain better wages and the improvement of our working conditions”.

In Bordeaux, the event brought together around 1,500 participants according to the organizers. In Brest, some 300 demonstrators marched through the city, and in Lille, AFP counted some 400 demonstrators.