The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government figures the monitoring of strike in the health institutions of the Canarian Health Service by the group of temporary Area Specialists (FEA) in the morning shift of this Monday, day 14, in 47.60%, since it was seconded by 565 doctors, reports the Counseling in a note.
By islands, the data are as follows: in Tenerife, it was seconded by 268 troops, that is, 44.59%. In Gran Canaria, the number of workers who went on strike were 274 workers, 54.04%. In Fuerteventura the strike was followed by 15 people, that is, 34.88%. On La Palma 8 temporary FEAs seconded the strike, that is, 27.59%. In La Gomera and El Hierro no one supported her. Lanzarote has not been included by the promoters in the scope of the strike.
The Ministry of Health recalls that this indefinite strike by temporary doctors has been called despite the negotiations carried out until the last minute by the SCS to avoid a strike at this time when the COVID pandemic is hitting the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife, where the care pressure in hospitals is growing and where two private homes for the elderly have had to intervene.
The Government of the Canary Islands deeply regrets this strike because the SCS really needs all its doctors and wants them to be operational. The situation of instability of these doctors is not new, for decades both in the Canary Islands and in the rest of the State they have gone to direct hires without giving fixity to the specialists without calling oppositions.
For the Government of the Canary Islands, the stability of its staff is essential, especially health personnel. For this reason, in the Plan for Social and Economic Reactivation of the Canary Islands, the Plan Reactiva Canarias, special priority is given to maintaining the healthcare capacity of the Canary Islands.
In fact, in recent weeks a Sectorial Table has been held with the unions that have the legal representation of workers and an agreement has been reached regarding the celebration of the OPE 2020 and OPE 2021. In that Sectorial Table, the proposal for the consolidation of temporary workers of SCS managements of more than two years with temporary contracts was agreed, which means creating an organic staff around 2,350 positions to later assign them on a specific basis. interim.
At the Sectorial Table, it was notified that the positions resulting from the regularization, as well as the remaining vacancies not included in previous OPEs, will be included in a 2020 OPE that will be approved before the end of the year, as well as in another 2021 OPE, which will be approved in the first quarter of 2021.
The selection process will be carried out with an opposition competition that will consist of: the presentation of a report and the analysis of a clinical case of your specialty to choose from among several cases set by the court (even this part could be negotiable), instead of through an exam with about 70 topics. In addition, the years of work in the SCS itself will be counted as merits.
This offer has been rejected by the strike committee of the temporary FEAs, which only proposes as an alternative the direct consolidation of their job through the approval of an Autonomous Law that enables the celebration of an extraordinary selection process by means of restricted competition for this group. In this sense, the Deputy Ministry of Legal Services of the Government of the Canary Islands issued a report in which it concludes that only the state legislator (not the regional one) could make a law of this type because it would go against the principle of equality.