There was no way to resolve the disagreement between the Medical Trade Union and the Emergency Medical Assistance Service (NMPD). The service does not intend to deviate from its plans, although the trade union believes that reducing the number of 24-hour brigades is astonishing and that other problems have arisen – employees are not allowed to leave in the evening. to go home.
The Latvian Health and Social Care Workers & # 39; Union (LVSADA) called on the Emergency Medical Assistance Service and demanded that the number of 24-hour brigades in the region should not be reduced. The union points out that the result of waiting for emergency aid has become longer.
"Head of Service, Cipule, said she had not received any claim from an employee, I can only show two examples, one of which is 25 signatures from Dobele NMPD, 25 signatures from Jekabpils," says Valdis Keris, president of LVSADA.
Employees also have problems. For example, in the afternoon Many people can not go home at 10 pm because public transport is no longer underway, so they are forced to stay in the workplace. The service claims that this is meant.
"We have identified places where employees can have problems, it is not at all: the delivery of employees at home is organized by means of official economic transport", says Liene Cipule, head of the NMPD.
She recalls that the reform has begun to improve operational efficiency. The brigades are loaded four times more than & # 39; night, but the wages are lower because there & # 39; paid twice in the night. Therefore, the plans are to increase the number of daily brigades and employees will receive bonuses for their work throughout the day. The trade union's call to reform the Riga and Kurzeme regions, who agree with the changes, while others are waiting, the service does not accept that the reform has already begun in all regions & # 39; s. Also involved is the Ministry of Health, which is ready to be a mediator.
"The nature of the reform is not sufficiently clear for NMPD personnel, it is not clear how the work will be reorganized and how it will affect employees," says Oskars Šneiders, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health.
Cipule says that there are no delays in providing assistance. In the meantime, the trade union is preparing for protests. There is no clarity about their form.