Because of Covid-19 crisis, Vinkele unsure about 10% pay rise for medics this year

  • 2020-06-30
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - Because of uncertainty about the economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis, Health Minister Ilze Vinkele (For Development/For) is not sure that it will be possible to raise medics' wages by 10 percent this year. As reported, at the beginning of June, medics' professional organizations called on the government to decide on raising medics' pay by 10 percent this year and by 20 percent next year. The organizations joining the appeal included the Latvian Medical Association, the Latvian Nurses Association and the Latvian Junior Doctors Association....
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