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Raise prevents new agreements for healthcare professionals

right now if new wage and conditions of employment for as many as 90,000 of Vårdförbundets members of the country's regions, municipalities and municipal companies.

the Negotiations for the so-called Huvudöverenskommelsen (HAWK). Where a pay agreement, agreement on general determines, and nattarbetstidsavtalet.

the Swedish association of health professionals representing midwives, biomedical, röntgensjuksköterskor and nurses: grundutbildade, specialistutbildade, advanced specialists and also managers.

It is the first real round of negotiations in eight years that the health professionals go into with Sweden's Municipalities and County councils (SKL) and Sobona, the municipal corporate employers.

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The current agreement expired on march 31, but is extended and is valid until further notice during the mediation process.

In the beginning of april was appointed mediator in avtalskonflikten: Gunilla Runnquist, former's head of negotiations at the Swedish teachers ' Union, and Göran Gräslund, former director general of the data Inspection board. Both have declined to comment on the negotiations.

the Swedish association of health professionals, have announced that they want to see a wage growth for all its members. But, above all, insist on a special lönesatsning for a group that is calling for ”particularly skilled”.

This includes all Vårdförbundets professionals, and the association expects that every fourth active member – around 20,000 people – can be counted to this group. The claim is for a raise of 10,000 crowns, in addition to ordinary salary increases.

if to this central issue. SALAR's chairman has previously stated that lönelyftssatsningen is not realistic in such a short period of time.

the Swedish association of health professionals want to see a ”löneinjektion” addressed to the particular skilled midwives, biomedical, röntgensjuksköterskor, nurses, specialist nurses, managers and advanced specialist nurses.

the Definition and how the particular skilled to be appointed are matters to be resolved in the ongoing negotiations.

there are several factors that make health professionals consider that an employee is particularly skilled. Among other things, mentioned experience.

– these are individuals who have great experience that should also been noted long ago in the lönediskussionerna. They can transfer all of their accumulated knowledge and experience into action. They can predict difficult situations in the workplace before the other. It is in their spinal cord, " says an insider within the association.

state that the starting salary for a nurse is around 27.000 sek. An experienced nurse, who teach younger colleagues who constitute the ”spinal cord” in the workplace, mean you can count with just over 34.000 sek in topplön.

A report from the national mediation office, which was published in september 2018 examined the salary levels for the 383 occupations between 2014-2017 from a gender perspective. The survey showed that grundutbildade nurses were the occupational group that had the greatest salary increase through the years. Their average basic salary increased by 5.6 per cent, which corresponds to just over 5,000 dollars more in your wallet.

for macroeconomic analysis at the national mediation office. He argues that nurses the last few years has emerged as a group with increased wages.

in recent years, we have seen relatively high wage growth in municipalities and county councils. There have been bets on the kollektivavtalsnivå who have reached the assistant nurses in particular, " he says.

He also stresses that there can be several other explanations behind the wage growth.

" the Shortage and the high labour demand of health workers can be an explanation for higher wage growth.

has been compared with the lärarlönelyftet. It started in July 2016 and is a contribution that will go to higher salaries for specially qualified teachers, preschool teachers or instructors.

Löneökningarnas size shall be on average of 2,500 to 3,500 dollars a month. The individual growth can be both higher and lower.

Lärarlönelyftet has faced criticism from teachers and school leaders. Even the national audit office has expressed criticism. They felt that there was ambiguity in how the criteria would be interpreted and what it would do if the money was not enough to raise the salary for all that reached them.

– For the teachers so was formed the criteria set out in detail at the highest political level, then interpreted locally. What we propose is to handle this entirely locally, it is where one best knows how the business looks like, said Sineva Ribeiro, president of the Swedish association of health professionals to the world of work.

Sineva Ribeiro, president of the Swedish association of health professionals. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT

She says to the magazine that she assesses the risk that small that too many will meet the criteria.

– My experience tells me that it rather will be the opposite. The experienced nurses stop the not left, that is the problem.

then it was common that Swedish nurses found their way to Norway for the job. In 2008 sought to 2,000 nurses id in our western neighbouring country.

But the number who are looking for sjukvårdlegitimation in Norway has fallen by almost 90 percent.

In 2018 received a total of 238 Swedish nurses licence in Norway.

The figures show that the DN given by the Norwegian authority the Norwegian directorate of health, which issues the country's sjukvårdslegitimationer.

the Cause is thought to be the Norwegian krona lost value. Another aspect that is highlighted is sjuksköterskebristen in Sweden that have led to wages and salaries pushed up.

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