Healthcare system trade unions hope to have their demands met in the next three weeks, because the elections campaign will start after this period and it will be difficult to secure the quorum needed to adopt the bill, Sanitas President Leonard Barascu stated on Tuesday, at the end of talks that took place within the Lower Chamber’s Healthcare Commission.
“We hope to solve, in the next three weeks, before the elections campaign starts, what we set out to solve along with the Healthcare Commission. It [the bill that will amend Emergency Government Ordinances no.20 and no.43 – editor’s note] has cleared the Senate, it’s currently within the Lower Chamber. We hope that the rest of the Commissions – the Labour, Budget and Healthcare commissions – will resolve this in the next three weeks,” Leonard Barascu said.
He explained that the law should be approved by the end of this month because the elections campaign will start after that and it will be difficult to secure the quorum needed to adopt this law.
More than 200 trade union members, members of the Sanitas Federation, staked out the Palace of Parliament on Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the protest being the last in a series of protests dubbed “Sanitas’s Tuesday.”