The ME have started this Monday a new phase of strikes to claim improvements in their Labor conditions, remuneration and training. It’s about the third phase of protests in just one month, and they have vindicated it with a video version in the style of ‘Star Wars’. The call “MIR revolution” it will last, for now, until Friday, October 23.
– Vaga MIR Catalunya (@vagaMIRsCat) October 18, 2020
The video, which includes the soundtrack of the famous film, mimics the beginning of the galactic saga. The striking physicians declare that they are tired of abuse by the system and therefore “they have stood up and protested for their rights.”
“The CatSalut forces, led by the evil Alba Vergés and Marc Ramentol, and their allies from the employers, Francesc José María, Xavier Saballs and Xavier Baró, refuse to propose constructive solutions to the conflict,” they say. And they end the video by adding: “However, the MIRs will continue their fight until victory, since they remember rebel forces: IT’S NOT A VOCATION, IT’S EXPLOITATION“.
Pacts with the employer
The representatives of the almost 4,000 MIRs in Catalonia and the employers’ associations ICS, La Unió and the Consorcio de Salud y Social de Catalunya they have exchanged proposals over the past weekend without reaching an agreement.
According to doctors in training, the employers have proposed a 7% salary increase, but they are not willing to pay the 150 extra hours previously agreed, they have not specified the number of days dedicated to training and the uninterrupted rest of 36 hours in a row, one of the main requests of the residents. The organizers, according to EFE, accept but “with many exceptions and problems.”