Employment. A call for a 15% increase in salaries in the medico-social, “underpaid” jobs

The secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, calls this Sunday in a column published by the JDD for an immediate increase of 15% of wages in the social and medico-social sector (nursing assistant, maternal assistant, Atsem …) , where employees are “three quarters of women” who should be “THE great cause of the five-year term”, in his eyes.

“The social and medico-social sectors are dying from a lack of national coherence in their funding and management. This creates a breach of the principle of equal treatment and access to public service,” he notes. .

“These sectors are essential to social cohesion. It is urgent to get them out of short-term logic. The inclusion of a fifth risk through a new branch of Social Security goes in this direction. ensure sustainable and sufficient funding “, continues Laurent Berger.

Payslips “below average by more than 25%”

But, he also underlines, “behind these policies, there are professionals, three quarters of women, who, on a daily basis, engage with the most vulnerable”, and “they were to be THE great cause of the five-year term. “.

However, “their payslips are lower than the average by more than 25%” and “their working and employment conditions are marked by a strong recourse to part-time work and precarious contracts, a high loss experience, a high rate of loss. ‘work stoppages and a lack of recognition of the arduous nature of their jobs.

For many of these “underpaid” jobs, “an immediate salary increase of 15% is necessary to reduce these abysmal differences, and give these professionals some of the republican value of equality,” concludes the union leader .

Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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