The National Trade Union Organization of Midwives (ONSSF), one of the two main trade union organizations in the profession, supported by the CGT and the CFTC, calls on midwives to « A dark week » from Friday, December 24 and until December 31, in particular to claim « Sufficient medical staff » and « A truly incentive revaluation ».
“Midwives have the balls! « , explains the ONSSF in a press release recalling its main demands: « Sufficient medical staff », « Modification of the status of hospital midwives », « A collegial reflection on the different methods of exercising the profession of midwifery » and « A truly incentive revaluation ».
« Insufficient » government responses
The CGT filed a strike notice to cover the movement and calls in particular for « To put [la] remuneration [des sages-femmes] in terms of their training and their responsibilities « , as well as « Staff under long-term status necessary for quality and safe care for women ». Among the demands of the CFTC, which has done the same, are « The end of precarious contracts » Where « The same status as other professions with medical responsibilities » to the hospital.
The three majority organizations in the hospital public service – CFDT, FO and UNSA – signed a memorandum of understanding with the government in November, notably providing for salary increases in early 2022 and a sixth year of training for future students in maieutics.
But for the ONSSF, these government responses « Are insufficient ». The National Union of Midwives, another trade union organization in the profession, for its part decided to » to suspend « his movement during the negotiations, even if « Everything is not settled, far from it ».