After the state government’s cabinet decision on a collective agreement, the Verdi trade union is calling for quick negotiations to relieve the burden on hospital staff.
Dusseldorf – After the cabinet decision of the state government to a collective agreement “relief” The Verdi union has called for the employees of the university hospitals to start negotiations quickly.
“It took 110 days for the state government to move. Negotiations should start quickly now. We are ready for this,” said state district manager Gabriele Schmidt, according to a statement on Wednesday.
The state government announced on Tuesday that the six university hospitals would be leaving the employers’ association of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (AdL NRW), so that the university hospitals could conduct their own collective bargaining negotiations with Verdi. For this, however, the North Rhine-Westphalian Higher Education Act must first be amended.
A procedural discussion between Verdi and the university hospitals about the further steps is already planned for this Friday.
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Irrespective of this, the strikes at the university hospitals, which have been going on for a good week, should continue.
For this Thursday, Verdi has called on the employees of the six houses to a demonstration in Düsseldorf.