The Latvian Council of Health and Social Workers' Unions (LVSADA) has decided to initiate a dispute settlement procedure and to submit the disputed requirement to the management of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD) – not the number of 24-hour brigades in the NMPD in the Netherlands. region & # 39; s Latgale, Vidzeme and Zemgale reduce.
The trade union noted that the management reforms of the NMPD led to an avalanche effect
The expectation of an emergency situation has become longer, especially in the region & # 39; s.
This has caused permanent conflicts between doctors and patients and due to the reduced number of round-the-clock brigades the problem is currently not being tackled effectively.
Reducing brigades by eliminating a thorough night shift has also caused problems for NMPD personnel. Afternoon Many emergency medical staff are unable to come home because there is no public transport anymore, and are therefore forced to stay at work.
The LVSID has discussed these problems with the management of NMPD, but no solution has been found. That is why the LVSADA Council has decided to open a dispute about collective dispute resolution.
In May, the NMPD devised two initiatives that led to extensive discussions. The institution stimulates a change in the price list, increases the costs of unfounded calls and examines the possibility of a team of doctors in large cities with two doctors, one for the profession of the driver. For example, in Latgale "ambulance" brigades and their number will be reorganized in August.
It has also been decided that "ambulance" could be the first to help people who need help first. The trade union has indicated that it is a temporary solution to the problem of the shortage of employees.