• They claim to have access to a reduction coefficient for their retirement, as other professional groups such as police have

    Nearly 40,000 nurses have been addressed in writing, as part of a Satse Nursing union initiativeto the Minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, to ask him to be able to access the jvoluntary early retirement.

    The increase in letters addressed to the Government is “continuous and constant” since Satse began the initiative, for which reason the organization has valued the involvement of an increasing number of nurses that “they do not want to remain impassive” in the face of a situation that “seriously harms” them on a personal and professional level.

    Specifically, the nurses who have joined the Satse initiative have asked the Minister of Social Security to apply a reduction coefficient for your retirement, as has already been done for other professional groups (police, miners, firefighters, artists, bullfighters….), under the General Social Security Law.

    “Painful or toxic” professions

    This rule provides that the minimum age required to be entitled to retirement may be lowered in those professional activities that are of a “exceptionally painful, toxic, dangerous or unhealthy” and have high rates of morbidity and mortality, requirements that Nursing professionals meet “more than enough”.

    An issue that is also being addressed in the different professional conferences that are being held in different autonomous communities and that will continue in the coming months. In all of them it is emphasized that nature and complexity of care work and the care of nurses and nurses always requires expertise, ability and an attitude of alertness and permanent vigilance that logically are affected over the years.

    “Nurses’ clamor in demand for a fair, dignified and well-deserved alternative to their current situation is growing, and we are convinced that it will increase because it is absolutely incomprehensible that a professional who is 60 years of age or older, and with more After 40 years of professional experience, you have to continue facing all kinds of situations in which your physical, psychological and emotional state is not optimal no matter how much their spirit and desire is to offer the best possible attention and care”, they have stressed from the union.

    Biological risks

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    In addition, they have recalled that these professionals are regularly exposed to numerous rrisks to your health, such as biological, physical, chemical, ergonomic or psychosocial, in addition to being in permanent contact with the pain, suffering, disease and, “too often”, death.

    “A high percentage develop their work doing rotating shifts, which include night work for much of their working lives. An unfortunate labor reality that they suffer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and that, logically, is ‘undermining’ their physical, psychological and emotional state and, even, leads to the early appearance of certain diseases and health problems, such as numerous national and international scientific studies confirm,” Satse concluded.