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Hospitals refuse to back demand for higher healthcare pay

The Slovak Association of Hospitals (ANS) has refused to recommend complying with a proposal by the Slovak Trade Union of Workers in Health Care and Social Services (SOZ) to increase wages by 10 percent. The association explained that its reason was the insufficient funding of hospitals by health insurance companies, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Slovak Association of Hospitals (ANS) has refused to recommend complying with a proposal by the Slovak Trade Union of Workers in Health Care and Social Services (SOZ) to increase wages by 10 percent. The association explained that its reason was the insufficient funding of hospitals by health insurance companies, the SITA newswire wrote.

Healthcare trade unions demanded a pay rise of 10 percent for all healthcare sector employees from February of this year. However, pay bargaining between ANS and SOZ has been continuing with a mediator since February. Municipal and county hospitals, as well as non-governmental organisations, have warned from the beginning that they do not have sufficient financial resources for the pay rise demanded. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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