Żminijietna - Voice of the Left supports the stand taken by the Malta Union of Nurses and Midwives (MUMN ) in appealing to the Minister of Health to revert its position to a more equitable solution that does not discriminate, and that will further enhance the working conditions of all employees in the Health sector.
"The Minister wants to initiate an insurance policy which will be paid by the workers to make good for any mishaps that may occur. The Minister should not introduce new concepts that will put financial burden on the workers.
The state has a duty to protect both the interest of the patient and the worker, and should not abdicate from the responsibilities. The insurance policy should be covered by the government. Otherwise the government will be re-introducing class divisions between nurses and doctors.”
Press Release 21 January 2014