Nurses are still fighting for a dignified Career and for the NHS.
The Nurses are still fighting for a Career and for the NHS.
Portuguese nurses, recognized for their quality and competence in various parts of the globe and neglected in their own country. Essential elements in the structure of the NHS, they aim at this strike to see recognized legitimate long-delayed claims, namely in the Nursing Career.
A NHS capable of meeting the needs of citizens depends, among other things, on motivated, committed professionals with adequate working conditions. We want the Portuguese to continue to have access to quality health care without having to resort to the private system, which many, because of economic difficulty, can not access.
The NHS is at risk and, being one of the greatest Portuguese achievements, we must unite to defend it, fighting for Nurses is also fighting for the NHS
The Portuguese Nurses, over the years, have selflessly fought and made the humanly possible to maintain the quality of care provided in the NHS. However, professionals who do not have a worthy career, who have not progressed for more than 13 years, who do extraordinary work unnecessarily because tutelage does not hire more professionals (when thousands of nurses are obliged to emigrate), a profession of a painfulness that few will have, that even as graduates are not remunerated recognized have reached a point where they say BASTA.
The forms of struggle adopted to date have not been able to achieve our legitimate pretensions, so we decided to change the way we fight and bet on a strike in the Operational Blocks and from here was born the Surgical Strike format.
Despite the impact that the Surgical Strike has had on guardianship services, there is no sign of listening to the Nurses, so, lamenting the constraints caused to the users, there is nothing left for the Nurses other than to continue fighting and intensify the same, extending the paralysis to five more Hospitals, and as a strategic measure will not be announced at this time.
To support the continuity of the ongoing strike, it is necessary to launch a new solidarity fundraising campaign in the same way that the first campaign took place.
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Nurses of the practice and regardless of the contractual link, we continue to rely on SINDEPOR and ASPE in launching a new notice of strike very briefly.
At another level, we continue to count on the support of the National Movement of Nurses and the National Movement of Nursing Specialists in Maternal and Obstetrical Health.
The solution, we believe, will be to negotiate without further delay a decent career for the Nurses! We want the unions calling for the strike to be called upon to negotiate a dignified Nursing Career that does not differentiate nurses with Individual Work Contracts (CITs) and Public Employment Contracts (CTFPs) and based on the guiding principles signed by all unions.
We must continue to struggle, but for this we need the contribution of ALL of us, Nurses and all Portuguese who recognize the value of this professional class, to the bottom with whatever value you can. Being that it would be desirable a contribution in the minimum value of 20€.
Budget and due dates
The goal to achieve in this campaign is € 400 000.
The management of the fund will be done by the same group of Nurses who created and invigorated the STRIKE SURGERY.
We may have to, depending on the response of the guardianship to this new measure, request in the medium term reinforcement of this fund.
A percentage of 7.5% plus VAT corresponding to the PPL utilization rate will be deducted from the total amount. We tried to find cheaper solutions to fund raising, but this was the most transparent, economic and practical way we could find. You can find more information about PPL on the platform itself.
If at the end of the strike and with all our claims taken care of remaining money in the solidarity fund, this amount will be donated to a social solidarity institution.
The deadline for the collection of funds will be on 01/14/2019.
This campaign is all or nothing, which means that if on 14/01/2019 we have not reached the goal the funds will be returned and the continuation of the fight called into question.
Colleagues we will not give up until we reach the proposed goals, we can not lower our arms at this moment, we have to maintain our position, by the Portuguese Nurses for our dignity within NHS that needs change.