. With a royal decree law that was approved with the autonomies yesterday, the Government of Spain will make permanent 67.300 toilets. Currently, some workers are chained for their entire working lives. Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government said that this measure seeks to end "precariousness and health", as it will provide the "greatest stability of health professionals in history of the national healthcare system." They will have to compete for the positions and cannot be resigned by temporary contracts.
These temporary appointments will be defined by royal decree law. After three years, they will need to be civil servants.
According to this newspaper, around 1000 toilets in Almeria could be benefited from the decree that makes them permanent.
Sources from CSIF in Andalusia stress that this measure doesn't solve the structural problem with health. They stress that it is not more or less than following a law to make these coworkers who were in labor slavery more precarious.
This same group points out that the places convened under the 20/21 law will not be sufficient, so they request more structural spaces. The problem of retirement, particularly for doctors, is a pressing issue. The administration must homologate all autonomous communities' remuneration levels so that people don't move from one community to the next or from other countries to expose.
According to CSIF data, 14600 structural positions have been offered. They indicate that 8,000 will be for competition and approximately 6,000 to opposition competition. However, they claim that this is not enough because the templates are not adapted to current needs and the demands of citizens.
Francisco Durban (vice president of Almeria Medical Union), for his part, cast doubt on this decree. He stated yesterday that he doubts that the State has the ability to change rules once powers have been transferred. He believes that oppositions should be resolved "before", and insists that it must be clear "who is going be affected, and the range of people who will be affected by the decree."
He stated that they were "creating illusions" for health professionals who don't know if they will be "fulfilled", even if it is a measure he believes to be of "good will".
Another source from Andalusia's Medical Union believes that the decree is a "trap" since it won't solve the SAS personnel shortage. According to them, the Andalusia workforce is not as real as it should be because the Human Resources Management Plan was not updated in 18 years.
The workforce gap is 30%. They still have waiting lists despite operating and testing at their maximum performance. 65 patients are seen per day in the Primary so it is obvious that there is something missing. They demand that the health professionals are adjusted to meet the needs.