Government guarantees a 20% supplement for doctors who adhere to the full dedication regime


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With this supplement, a physician starting his/her career can receive 573 euros more gross. To this amount, adds an immediate salary update of 4.5% guaranteed for the next two years. The Independent Union of Physicians and the FNAM do not accept the Government’s proposal.

The Government guarantees a 20% supplement to doctors who work in the full dedication regime, keeping the 40 hours weekly.

In addition to this amount, there is an immediate salary update of 4.5%, an increase that is guaranteed for the next two years, until 2025.

Those who do not adhere to this scheme will work 35 hours a week, move up one position in the pay scale and, in practice, receive 107 euros more.

One of the points of contention concerns overtime work: the full dedication regime, presented by the Government, requires doctors to work up to 350 extra hours per year, much higher than the current 150 hours. The Ministry of Health rejects lowering the weekly working hours in emergency services to 12 hours, keeping the current 18.

The regime also foresees integration in metropolitan emergency rooms up to 30 kilometers away and changes to compensatory rest, something that does not convince the unions.

For doctors who do not do emergency care, full dedication implies that they do an extra period of consultations, surgeries, or exams per week.

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