The secretary general of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, calls in a column published by “the JDD” for an immediate increase of 15% of wages in the social and medico-social sector, where employees are “Three quarters of women” who should be “THE great cause of the five-year term”, to his eyes.
“The social and medico-social sectors are dying from a lack of national coherence in their financing and management. This creates a breach of the principle of equal treatment and access to the public service ”, he notes.
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“These sectors are essential for social cohesion. It is urgent to get them out of short-term logic. The inclusion of a fifth risk through a new branch of Social Security goes in this direction. It is still necessary to ensure long-term and sufficient funding ”, continues Laurent Berger.
But, he also emphasizes, “Behind these policies, there are professionals, three quarters of whom are women, who work with the most vulnerable on a daily basis”, and “They were to be THE great cause of the five-year term”.
Gold, “Their payslips are below the average by more than 25%” and “Their working and employment conditions are marked by a strong use of part-time work and precarious contracts, a high loss experience, a high rate of work stoppages and an absence of recognition of the arduous nature of their jobs”.
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For many of these professions ” underpaid “, “An immediate salary increase of 15% is necessary to reduce these abysmal differences, and give these professionals some of the republican value of equality”, concludes the union leader.