Midwives « have the balls » and call for « a black week » for the holidays


Midwives are called to “a black week” from this Friday until December 31st. The movement is launched by the ONSSF, one of the two main trade union organizations in the profession, supported by the CGT and the CFTC, in particular to demand « sufficient medical staff » and

« A really incentive revaluation ».

“Midwives have the balls! « , Indicates the ONSFF in a press release recalling its main demands: » sufficient medical staff « , » the modification of the status of hospital midwives « , » a collegial reflection on the different modes of exercise of the profession of midwife ”and“ a real incentive upgrading ”.

« The end of the precariousness of contracts »

The CGT has filed a strike notice to cover the movement and demands in particular « to bring their remuneration to the level of their training and their responsibilities », as well as « the workforce under long-term status necessary for quality care and in all women’s safety ”. Among the demands of the CFTC, which did the same, are « the end of the precariousness of contracts » or « the same status as other professions with medical responsibilities in 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 UNSSF, another trade union organization in the profession, for its part decided to « suspend » its movement for the time of negotiations even if « everything is not settled far from there ».

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