Discussion of salaries. Medical self-government criticizes
The bill on salaries in various professional groups, including health care, returns to the Parliament and will be considered on June 15. Last week, the bill was discussed in the Senate health committee. Amendments have been submitted, so MPs will bend over the law again.
Deputy Health Minister Maciej Miłkowski argued that the law is beneficial for health sector employees and is neutral for employers. He stressed that the law increases all indicators of the lowest salary in the health sector as of July 1, which applies to both medical and non-medical employees. Minister M. Miłkowski stressed that the lowest salary is being referred to, and it cannot be lower, reminding that employees also have seniority and on-call allowances.
During the committee's meeting, representatives of the medical and nursing and midwifery authorities, as well as opposition senators, criticized the bill's provisions. They pointed out that the government's proposal provides for too low rates, which will exacerbate the staffing crisis in Poland's health care sector.
During the debate, m.in., That the salary of a doctor or dentist who has obtained a second-degree specialization or specialty title in a specific field of medicine will have a factor of 1.7 of the national average; the salary of a doctor or dentist who has obtained a first-degree specialization in a specific field of medicine – a factor of 1.4 of the national average, the salary of a doctor or dentist without specialization – a factor of 1.2 of the national average, the salary of a doctor in training – a factor of 1 of the national average.
The following is a transcript of statements made by NRL President Andrzej Matya and the OZPiP Chairwoman at a meeting of the Senate Health Committee: