Polish gov’t to introduce minimum wage in healthcare
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The Polish government approved the project of the Minister of Health, Adam Niedzielski, on the introduction of a minimum wage in healthcare, according to a report by news agency PAP.
A total of PLN 4 billion (EUR 883 million) is to be spent on this goal within six months. The project will cause the salaries of less paid employees to surge significantly. Wojciech Andrusiewicz, the spokesman of the health ministry, said that the project guarantees a minimum salary for healthcare workers. Nurses with a bachelor’s degree will now belong to the same earning group as nurses with higher education.
“In the case of the lowest-earned groups, such as attendants, this is an average salary increase of EUR 155, while in the case of physiotherapists, it is an average salary increase of EUR 220,” said Andrusiewicz, adding that these groups of healthcare workers have been ignored for a long time in terms of pay rises.
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