Nursing professionals protest in Maringá for minimum wage payment
Nurses, technicians and assistants marching in front of the Maringá Health Department this Friday, 9.
The reason is the decision of the Minister of STF Luis Roberto Barroso who stopped the payment of the floor of the unit which had been decided by the Federal Government.
The protests were held in several cities across the country at the same time. Workers carried placards and asked for a wage floor.
Amilkar Pedroza is a nursing technician and says that paying the floor has been a requirement for 30 years, a way to appreciate the category.
“It is a very old claim, 30 years old, and we see it as a success, it was difficult. And now the minister, with an arbitrary action, alone, decides to cancel the presidential approval that would give the right to be appreciated for nursing. We had a lot of applause in this epidemic, we don’t want applause, we want to be appreciated, we are fighting to be appreciated. And this was the time to recognize all the strength that the unit has done in this epidemic, in this 30-year struggle to take care of life. We see all of Brazil asking for this appreciation, the nursing floor”, he laments Amilkar.
The minister suspended work last Sunday, 4, the law that set the salary of nurses for the public and private sector at R$ 4,750.00, 70% of this amount for technicians and 50% for assistants.
The demonstration was organized by trade unions and agents of the Department of Urban Mobility along the route, which went to the headquarters of the Health Region 15 of Maringá.