at the end of a spring with a very high work load on the basis of the coronapandemin the hope of many health care workers in the much-needed recovery in the summer.
the nurses at the hospital of the university hospital is now concerned that the leave is postponed for the autumn, and that it will be too short.
According to the hospital's planning holidays, which have just been released, many will have to settle for just three consecutive weeks.
it can also be released in september. In a time when most people don't want to take some time off.
" your Employer has gone out of the idea that the government is going to have a three-week period, and then, a week later. There has also been the co-determination negotiations on, to use as vacations made the month. We have had disagreements in the negotiations, but the employer has the right to put out a holiday in september, " says Matilda Eriksson, representative of the Swedish association of health professionals, the hospital of the university hospital.
the Great need of a vacation and rest,
She says that the members will understand that it is very difficult for an employer to make a semesterplaneringen of the year, but the need for the leave, and the rest is huge.
" in Particular, the infektionsavdelningarna, and in the intensive care unit where they work most of covid-patients, the nurses are very tired and need to leave. You might intellectually understand that a puzzle is difficult to put on the heads, but emotionally and from a legal standpoint, there is no option to get out of their vacation. It also creates stress and worry as to how long I'll be able to if I don't get the time off and rest, " says Matilda Eriksson.
Meanwhile, Eriksson explains that the nurses at the infectious diseases and those who suffer, but also to the staff of the other departments, it can be difficult to get out of the vacation they would like to.
the Staff at an provtagningstält of the covid-19, outside of the Eastern hospital in Göteborg, sweden.Photo by: < / b> by Adam Ihse/TT NEWS agency . ”You feel used”
She says that the holidays of the year, is seen as an important watering hole for the staff. ”If I'm struggling now will soon be the summer holidays when I get some free time.”
" those of us who are working in the healthcare sector are expected to work all hours of the day, we have poor salaries in comparison with other academic professions, we're expected to be constantly available to the employer to come in and work overtime, and now it looks like we will not be able to get a four weeks of consecutive vacation in the summer. The whole package made me feel so used, " explains Matilda Eriksson.
Mary Aleniusson, Sahlgrenska University hospital, HR director, writes the following in an email.
”We fully understand and respect the fact that employees are fed up. Many people have worked very hard for a long time, and is doing a great job. We will do our utmost to find solutions that allow employees to receive their well-earned rest in consecutive weeks at the same time, we ensure that patients receive the care they need. However, we are in an exceptional position, which means that the prospects for this summer is different as compared to the previous year.”
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