As Līga Barina, vice-president of LVSADA LOA Bar Association of Latvia informed, article 111 of the Satversme states that the state protects people's health and guarantees the minimum of medical assistance to everyone. Access to health care and quality assurance is therefore one of the most important functions of the state administration, but emergency medical care is an integral part of human rights, Baryn explains.
She stressed that the reforms implemented in the NMPD management led to an avalanche effect, which resulted in longer waiting times, especially in the regions & # 39; s. "It causes permanent conflicts between doctors and patients, but doctors are aware that due to the reduced number of 24-hour brigades, the problem can not be tackled effectively at this time," Barin said.
After its declaration, the reduction of the brigades, which eliminated a good night shift, caused unnecessary problems for NMPD employees. After 22.00 hours, for example, many emergency medical services can not come home because there is no public transport anymore, which forces them to stay in the workplace.
The LVSL discussed these issues with the NMPD management, but no solution was found. For this reason, the Council of the Lithuanian SSR has decided to initiate a dispute on collective dispute resolution.
In accordance with the Labor Dispute Act, a collective conflict of interest is a disagreement between employees or employee representatives and employers, employers, employers' organizations or associations of such organizations, or administrative bodies that derive from the process of collective bargaining, establishing new employment conditions or employment rules.
The law stipulates that in the event of a collective dispute settlement, the party to the dispute regarding collective interest must submit a written request to the other party stating its claims. The other party to the dispute about collective disputes, who has received the application, will immediately investigate this and will inform the submitter of the reply in writing within three days of receipt of the notification. If the answer to the application is negative or not, the collective dispute of interest will be solved by the conciliation commission.
A mediation committee is set up by the parties to collective dispute resolution, with the consent of an equal number of representatives. In the event of a dispute, the parties will draw up a dispute resolution and submit it to the conciliation committee. The reconciliation committee examines the aforementioned protocol and makes a decision after receiving the protocol. If the collective interests of the parties to the dispute agree, the Settlement Committee can settle a dispute regarding the collective interest and also decide after the expiry of the term referred to in this paragraph.
Conversely, if no agreement is reached in the settlement commission, the dispute over collective interests will be resolved according to the procedure laid down in the collective agreement. In the absence of such a procedure, a collective conflict of interest is resolved through mediation or arbitration.