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Nurses’ salary law goes to top court

THE GENERAL Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion with the Constitutional Court on June 25 asking it to review the constitutionality of the Act on Minimum Salaries of Nurses and Midwives that was passed by parliament on February 1. The prosecutor’s office proposed that the law be struck down; the SITA newswire reported that the step was taken at the request of the Slovak Medical Chamber and the Slovak Chamber of Health-Care Workers.

THE GENERAL Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion with the Constitutional Court on June 25 asking it to review the constitutionality of the Act on Minimum Salaries of Nurses and Midwives that was passed by parliament on February 1. The prosecutor’s office proposed that the law be struck down; the SITA newswire reported that the step was taken at the request of the Slovak Medical Chamber and the Slovak Chamber of Health-Care Workers.

The labour union representing nurses and midwives strongly objected to the action by the prosecutor’s office.

“If [nurses] continue to be forced to work under these circumstances, days and nights, weekends and holidays, with dozens of hours of overtime, if a value system and the need for quality health care from satisfied and qualified nurses doesn’t count, then they will decide to say ‘thanks’ and leave,” stated Viliam Záborský of the nurses union, as quoted by SITA.

Záborský stressed that the law passed by parliament in February was initiated by a petition signed by 250,000 citizens and that 141 MPs had voted to pass the legislation and it was subsequently signed into law by Slovakia’s president.

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