French health professionals to get ‘well-deserved’ pay rise

The measure is “a recognition, but also the end of an injustice”, the government has said. [Shutterstock/kovop58]

A total of 1.5 million French healthcare workers will receive an “unprecedented and well-deserved” pay rise of €183 per month in the framework of the “Ségur de la santé”, a major national consultation, the French government announced on Tuesday.

The measure is “a recognition, but also the end of an injustice”, the government has said.

As the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the necessity and harsh working conditions of healthcare workers across Europe, the French government said it promised to take action.

After several months of national consultations last summer, French Health Minister Olivier Véran announced a number of measures in July 2020, which included investing €19 billion into the country’s health system and creating 15,000 new public hospital jobs. (Magdalena Pistorius | EURACTIV.fr)

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