Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Doctor’s unions strike deal over pay rise

Unions representing hospital doctors will agree to gradual salary hikes stemming from an existing memorandum that was signed more than a year ago between the government and unions, union leaders confirmed after a meeting on Wednesday, January 16, with Health Minister Zuzana Zvolenská.

Unions representing hospital doctors will agree to gradual salary hikes stemming from an existing memorandum that was signed more than a year ago between the government and unions, union leaders confirmed after a meeting on Wednesday, January 16, with Health Minister Zuzana Zvolenská.

The gradual salary hikes are to be guaranteed by law and are set to come into effect as of August 2013. The overall cost of the hikes will exceed €30 million per year. According to Zvolenská, doctors’ salaries will grow in two stages: to 1.25-2.1 times the national average salary in January 2014, and to 2.3 times the national average salary for some doctors as of 2015.

"We've managed to arrive at an agreement under the terms of which we should proceed… For us, the guarantee comes in the [form of] new legislation as well as the signature of Prime Minister (Robert Fico) on the memorandum's addendum," said medical labour union head Peter Visolajský, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Long-neglected Renaissance house in Bratislava’s centre reveals its secrets Photo

The National Trust is bringing the historical Rómer’s house back to life.

Renaissance Rómer’s house in the Bratislava's Old Town

Slovak healthcare needs thousands of medical workers

Slovak doctors, nurses and midwives are not hesitating in finding better work conditions abroad.

Illustrative Stock Photo

RE-inventing modern theatre Photo

This year's international theatre festival REvolves around the prefix “re”, playing with its meanings and connotations, while also commemorating the years in (Czecho-)Slovak history ending with 8.

TR Warsaw: My Struggle

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Kapitulská