Protest from health workers. We know the exact date

  • Healthcare workers want to arrange a quick meeting with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who has not yet responded to their invitations
  • The strike is coordinated by the National Protest and Strike Committee specially appointed for this purpose by the Supreme Medical Chamber.
  • The time to protest is counted down by a clock that appeared on the Supreme Medical Chamber website
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Everyone is taking part in the strike: nurses, lab technicians, doctors, paramedics and non-medical workers. On September 11, they will head out together to demand a faster increase in state health care spending and better salaries. It is already known that the Supreme Medical Chamber has established the National Protest and Strike Committee for this purpose.

The final decision on the protest was taken after a meeting of union representatives and self-government medical officers. As they emphasize, they want to arrange a quick meeting with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who has not yet responded to their invitations for talks.

At the press conference, medics stressed that the system was facing a massive crisis, arguing that the health service was already inefficient and at risk of a complete collapse in the next 12 years.

During the meeting with journalists, health officials also said that Poland is at the extreme end of the EU in terms of the availability of one doctor per 10,000. Residents.

Postulates of the National Protest and Strike Committee

Doctors are calling for a much faster investment in the health care system, an increase in the salaries of health professionals, an increase in the number of financial services for patients and an improvement in the availability of services, an increase in the quality of services for patients, an increase of the number of healthcare workers:

Wage increases for politicians and not for doctors?

The protest will also be aimed at countering wage increases. Until now, the government has been hiding behind the national budget and emphasized that there can be no increases at the moment. Meanwhile, the public learned a few days ago about planned salary increases for politicians. Mateusz Morawiecki then replied: “There is nothing special about the project – treating parliamentarians like any other profession”.

The prime minister argued that “MPs and local government officials in recent years, and MPs for 23-24 years – have not received a pay rise”. – In fact, parliamentarians were the only group in Poland to receive a salary cut three years ago – the prime minister added.

Healthcare professionals strongly disagree and ask why there is no budget for their salaries.

The clock that appeared on the Supreme Medical Chamber website is counting down to the protests by health professionals.

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