‘Same treatment for all’ appeal

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'Same treatment for all' appeal
NOT HAPPY: Health professionals called a protest last week Photo credit: Comite de Empresa del Hospital Universitario de Torrevieja

TORREVIEJA hospital’s Employees Committee opposes Generalitat plans to create a public sector company to take over from Ribera Salud.

The hospital, together with local health centres and health services for 140,000 residents from 14 municipalities, has been outsourced to Ribera Salud since 2006.  This concession comes to an end next October, after which the service reverts to the regional government’s Health department.

The committee wants the Generalitat to reverse its plans for a publicly-owned company and instead run the Torrevieja area health service directly from the Valencia region’s Health department.

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They are asking the Generalitat to adopt the same formula used during the de-privatisation of Hospital de La Ribera in Alzira (Valencia) where the staff’s employment rights were automatically transferred and respected.

“It discriminates against the workers in this department as they are going to receive different treatment from their La Ribera colleagues,” the Torrevieja committee pointed out.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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