Verdi is calling for a collective agreement to relieve staff at the six university clinics in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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.

Verdi is calling for a collective agreement to relieve staff at the six university clinics in North Rhine-Westphalia. © Roland Weihrauch/dpa

“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.

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