Hyperinflation in Venezuela has wiped out salaries in the country and has made the healthcare sector one of the most affected.
The College of Nurses in Guárico reaffirmed the need to ‘dollarize’ (pay in U.S. dollars) income according to the cost of the basic family basket and rejecting the salary increase approved during the ‘collective agreement’ by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship.
Ms. Petra Malave, president of the entity’s nurses union, denounced that this decision was approved without taking into account the professionals and other unions in the healthcare sector.
Malave pointed out that different bonuses were approved that, in addition to not being enough, do not affect the worker’s salary.
“We went on to earn Bs. 15,900,000.00, which represents less than U.S. $ 4.00 a month. How can a nurse support her family, how can she buy a uniform?”
The healthcare sector union said that the workers’ income should be close to 400 U.S. dollars a month, which is enough to meet the needs of one home in the midst of the serious crisis.
The President of the Guárico State College of Nurses denounced the increase in the healthcare crisis caused by the abandonment of workers in their jobs.
There are more than 400 healthcare workers who have decided to leave the healthcare centers in search of better monthly income.
Ms. Malave fears that given the extremely poor salary increase by the dictatorship, the situation will worsen and the number of people quitting their jobs will increase.