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Ceturtdiena 21.11.2019 | Name days: Andis, Zeltīte

Minister: pressure is needed, but the message of LVSADA’s protest is unclear

Pressure from doctors will be needed in the future, but the message of the protest organized by Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Workers is unclear, Latvia’s Healthcare Minister Ilze Viņķele told journalists on Tuesday, 19 November.

Doctors: Healthcare Ministry’s offered wage increase model is unfair

Healthcare Ministry’s proposed model for wage increase for doctors is unfair is goes against the previously voiced desire to raise wages for all healthcare workers equally, said chairman of Latvian Young Doctors Association Kārlis Rācenis and Latvia Health and Social Care Workers Trade Union chairman Valdis Keris.

Latvia’s Healthcare Ministry proposes increasing wages for residents by 20%

Healthcare Ministry has come forth with a proposal to increase wages of local residents by 20% and wages of all other healthcare workers by 10%.

October’s unemployment level in Latvia at 5.7%

The registered unemployment level in Latvia was 5.7% of economically active population in October, which is as much as a month prior, according to data from the State Employment Agency.

Doctors urge government to postpone budget approval; prepare for strike

Latvian Doctors Union, Latvian Young Doctors Association and Latvian Nurses Association urge the government to postpone budget approval and continue talks about allocation of additional funding for healthcare in 2020 and future years, associations report.

PHOTO: doctors and opponents of municipal reform protest outside the Saeima

It was rather crowded around the Saeima prior to the parliament’s first meeting of November. Latvian doctors came to protest and demand provision of promised funding for healthcare. Later, however, opponents of the municipal reform joined them to voice their opinions.

Prime Minister says use of funding for healthcare could benefit from more transparency

We need greater transparency for the division of funding in healthcare so that both doctors and society have an understanding how this money is used, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma.

Doctor earns up to EUR 39 000 working in the public and private sector

Some Latvian doctor earns approximately EUR 39 000 by working in the public and private sector, according to information from LETA.

Minimal gross wage in construction sector to reach EUR 780 in Latvia

The general agreement on minimal wage in the construction sector, which is set to come to force 3 November, states that the minimum gross wage is to reach EUR 780 and hourly rate – EUR 4.67 – in the entire industry in Latvia, as reported by Latvian Construction Contractors Partnership.

Prime Minister says problems in Latvia’s healthcare sector accumulated over 20 years

Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Finance Minister Jānis Reirs do not promise additional funding for healthcare in the country’s budget for 2020.

Latvian healthcare workers to hold protest in November

In hopes of securing larger state funding for healthcare industry’s workers, doctors and other medical staff plant to take unpaid leave and organize a protest outside the Saeima building on 7 November, as confirmed by healthcare workers organizations’ representatives.

Prime Minister: the country has no additional resources for teachers’ wages

At the moment, Latvia’s state budget does not have resources for teachers’ wages, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to Latvijas Radio on Thursday, 10 October.

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