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Hospital workers protest top echelon pay boost


Posted 03/07/2019

Workers in  Hospital Santo Tomás (HST) followed up their  Tuesday morning strike on Wednesday with a march to protest pay increases to senior staff in the hospital and the Hospital del Nino.

According to Lizandro Quintero, of the Association of the HST Workers Association, they are asking that this increase be left without effect to some bosses at the top end of the salary scale.

He said that everyone is on the salary scale and if there is money for the bosses there should also be for the employees.

They criticized the Board of the Children's Hospital and asked the authorities for a  fast response.



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Hospital normalized after Health Minister meeting


HOSPITAL workers protest march

Posted 11/07/2019

Service will return to normal at Hospital Santo Tomas following a Thursday street march and a meeting between the leadership of hospital administrative workers and the Minister of Health, Rosario Turner.

 Turner said that an agreement was reached between the parties and that from Friday the service will be provided normally.

It was agreed to review some contractual points and that Friday they will attend to the patients, after the stoppage that the officials had called.

"We are investigating the subject of contracts. Some officials have had evaluations and have not had the opportunity to enter the system and another important issue is that there was a series of emoluments that some officials were receiving and they have mentioned that this was somehow violating the salary scale, they are going to be eliminated "said Turner.

The hospital workers have been protesting for a month, and later declared a stoppage of duties in rejection of the "selective increase" ($ 500, $ 700 and $ 1,200) that the hospital authorities applied to the heads of the administrative staff.

The measure has affected the sensitive areas of the hospital, such as emergency room, operating rooms and the intensive care rooms.



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