«From applauded heroes to operators managed with the stopwatch». Doctors and nurses in revolt in the Pertini and Sant’Eugenio hospitals «against the ASL Roma2 company decision to cut 10 minutes a day after 6 hours of service for the break not foreseen by the contract», denounce all the unions now addressed to the proclamation of the strike. As at the Umberto I polyclinic, where instead “the company insists on imposing the extension of working hours for operators engaged in outpatient activities”, Cgil, Cisl and Uil report that, after the breakdown of negotiations in the Prefecture last Tuesday, now they warn: “the Region will intervene or we will go straight to the strike of all the staff of Umberto I”.
Also in ASL Roma 2 Anaao Assomed, Cgil, Cisl and Uil, after the flash-mob protest organized last Wednesday in front of Pertini and Sant’Eugenio, have proclaimed “the state of permanent agitation, preparing for further initiatives up to the strike” . Because «the decision was taken unilaterally by the top management and union meetings were of no use. Ten minutes a day becomes 4 hours a week and a week of work a year unpaid. As if a surgeon could interrupt the operation or the cardiologist would stop treating a heart attack after 6 hours of service: humiliated with rules that mortify professionalism “, the unions conclude.
To which ASL Roma 2 replies explaining the origin of the contested measures. “The company, following an anonymous analytical report”, has in fact become “the subject of an investigation by the Public Prosecutor of the Court of Auditors of Lazio on issues related to working hours. With a view to the Company’s due diligence, this Department immediately ordered a verification of all the facts reported and asked the Organizational Unit in charge to intervene by removing the critical issues described above, if found not to comply with the law. Among the various points of the complaint, two concern the break, both for lunch, provided by the CCNNL, and for the ten minutes to be used after the six hours of work provided for by art. 8 of Legislative Decree no. 66/2003. On these points, the Directorate still has a large legal investigation that has involved ARAN, the Public Administration and the Lazio Region, through the proposition of specific questions, from which a prompt response is hoped “.