This Tuesday (14), nursing professionals held a demonstration through the streets of the capital of Paraíba to demand payment of the minimum wage by the City of João Pessoa and the state government.
During the protest, health professionals demanded from Governor João Azevêdo (PSB) the payment of the floor to all professionals, without exception – this is because the government of Paraíba prioritized payment only to permanent employees and retirees.
Mobilizations were also carried out in other cities in the state such as Monteiro, Patos, Campina Grande, Sapé.
The president of the Union of Nurses and Nurses of Paraíba (SINDEP-PB), Milka Rêgo, said that it is necessary to demand support from state politicians. “The support of our deputies is essential to pressure the payment, to pay what is our right. We continue in the fight for the approval of the MP for the sources of funding”, points out Milka.
Servers also protested against the veto of the mayor of João Pessoa, Cícero Lucena (PP), to the payment of the minimum wage for municipal nurses. João Pessoa’s Secretary of Health had already stated that she expects a resolution from the federal government on the source of funds for paying the minimum wage.
“Nursing is done by everyone! All nursing professionals in Paraíba are gathered here today and everyone, without the slightest distinction, deserves to be valued and have their rights respected. There is no segregation in nursing, we cannot accept that the floor is paid only to a portion of professionals, we all have the same right”, said the president of the Regional Council of Nursing of Paraíba (Coren-PB), Rayra Beserra.
A start of turmoil occurred with the arrival of professionals at the City Hall. The president of the CMJP, councilor Dinho (Avante), threatened to expel the protesters, claiming that the turmoil would cause damage to the space.
Source: BdF Paraíba
Editing: Maria Franco
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