Kosovo: Healthcare union workers warn protests

Kosovo: Healthcare union workers warn protests

Healthcare Union workers in Kosovo have warned that there will be protests next week because according to this union, a number of demands that this union has addressed to institutions in the country, have not been met.

The head of the Union, Blerim Syla says that they demand a 15% pay rise, improvement of working conditions and improvement of the Status of Family Health Centers.

“We have waited, but the government has not reflected. We have waited the Ministry of Health to invite us into meetings, but we have been received by vice ministers and this has forced us to hold a protest next week”.

Meanwhile, another union representative, Xhemajl Selmani said that working conditions in many healthcare institutions are serious.

“We stand firm to our demands. The basic salary of a specialized doctor is around 60 euros and working conditions are miserable”, Selmani says.

Meanwhile, neither the government, nor the Health ministry have issued any comments on the protest that has been announced to take place next week. /balkaneu.com/