Nurses’ unions will end the strike and prepare for stronger action, "collective redundancies"

Health care worker groups Tehy and SuPer have withdrawn from the nurses’ strike, which begins Wednesday, on the possibility that a new law will apparently be coming to force striking nurses back to work effectively.

The governments of the organizations have decided that stronger industrial action is needed as the controversial patient safety law progressed in parliament, according to Tehy’s statement on Tuesday.

If implemented, the Patient Safety Act would allow public health professionals to re-assign striking workers to ensure patient safety.

The main disputes between healthcare workers and their employers relate to pay and working conditions.

Make a chair, Millaikka Rytkönen, tweeted on Tuesday afternoon as Minister of Family and Social Affairs Who is Linden(SDP) took the legislation forward, the union suspended Wednesday’s strike in preparation for it "collective redundancies" and other measures.

Rytkönen said that the decision has been made "For the simple reason that Minister Lindén broke the legal strike by forced labor."

Super: The law does not remedy the shortage of nurses

"Shortage of nurses [problem] It must now be resolved, and it will only be resolved by improving pay and working conditions. It is not just a question for nurses, but for Finland as a whole," Rytkönen said, adding that many nurses are willing to leave their jobs.

"This is an extremely sad situation that Finnish decision-makers and employers have wanted to put caregivers in such a situation. In fact, they pushed the nurses down the cliff and forgot them there," he said.

Meanwhile, a super chair Silja Paavola said the shortage of nurses would not go away on its own even if the Patient Safety Act existed.

Finnish nurses earn about 600 euros less per month than the average Finn and one-fifth less than nurses in neighboring countries. Trade unions argue that low wages have led to labor shortages that affect working conditions.

Source: The Nordic Page

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