The demonstration was organized to remind institutions that despite the pandemic and the commitment and non-stop work done by nurses, neither salary increases nor allowances arrived.
“Conte had made promises and is not keeping them,” says Francesco Coppolella, regional secretary of Nursind.
A little further on, in Piazza Castello, there is the protest with Superman’s shirts on, green handkerchiefs around his neck and raised arms, waving tricolors. In front of the prefecture the union Nursing Up wants to denounce the working conditions of the sanitary workers. The demonstrators lined up in orderly rows. On the chest they have signs with the words «Shame! You call heroes but we have the lowest salaries in Europe “,” You call us angels but we are worn out and forgotten “.
Before the rally, everyone observed a minute’s silence in honor of George Floyd, the African American man killed after police intervention in the USA.
Claudio Delli Carri, regional secretary of Nursing up explains: ‘We ask the government for separate and autonomous bargaining for nurses and healthcare professionals, enhancement of the paths and recruitment of staff, including staff.’ The union for nurses asks for a salary increase of 500 euros net per month.
The first flash Mob organized by the union of nurses – on May 20 – had triggered a series of protests in the nursing category in all Italian squares. Nursind is carrying out demonstrations in many cities.