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Szálay: Pay for social services workers not on national average

Health care and social service employees on August 4 expressed their dissatisfaction with their status and changes to laws governing their work, the SITA newswire wrote.

Health care and social service employees on August 4 expressed their dissatisfaction with their status and changes to laws governing their work, the SITA newswire wrote.

Anton Szálay, the head of the Slovak Trade Union of Workers in Health Care and Social Services (SOZ), pointed to low compensation, coupled with physically and psychologically demanding work, as the main reason for the dissatisfaction.

Szálay said that the average salary for social service workers was Sk13,915 (about €462) last year. That constitutes only 70 percent of the average wage nationally. Trade unions’ goal is to achieve 100 percent, he said.

The unions also pointed to problems at social service facilities, which put nurses at risk of bearing full responsibility for anything that happens to a patient. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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