Norwegian nurses Crying at work, many hours after work, Experiences palpitations and depressive symptoms.
According to the Nurses Association Receives messages from nurses every day, they consider or decide to leave.
Nowadays, TV 2 focuses on the enormous pressure that nurses feel on many occasions.
– Desperate attempt
But Norwegian nurses are not alone. Dissatisfaction is also high in Norway’s neighbors.
In Denmark, a group of nurses has formed an action group called #Collective Dismissal.
The group aims to mobilize several nurses across the country for a collective layoff on November 30.
– They write in the face that layoffs should not be seen as a protest against the industry or patients, but rather a desperate attempt to get the government and employers to speak out.
– Will collapse soon
Among those behind it was nurse Luca Jonathan Saverio Priestet.
After the strike this summer, he formed the committee due to the fact that the Danish government had passed a bill that the nurses had twice voted not to.
– As politicians ignored our cry for help, I set up this working group and Facebook group, along with other nurses across the country, to keep politicians active. Saverio Pristed tells TV 2 that the Danish health service will soon collapse and that they should be held accountable for this.
The action committee expects about 1,000 Danish nurses to resign from their jobs next week.
– Says something about the mind
The Danish nurse says that, like her Norwegian colleagues, working conditions have long been very demanding.
– We have a shortage of staff. After the strike this summer, we chose not to have too much work and extra shifts, to show that only the Danish health service works, the nurses work well during the hours we work, says Saverio Pristed.
Lill Sverresdatter Larsen, president of the Norwegian Nurses Association, says Denmark’s action says something about the frustration and frustration nurses feel.
– The same murmur in Norway. As an organization, we are asked why we do not organize something like this. We comply with laws and regulations, so we cannot recommend illegal or illegal activities, he says.
Health and Care Services Minister Ingwild Kerkol (Labor) says there are serious signals coming from nurses.
It would have been so important if we had gotten there in Norway, she knew, threatening that the nurses would be massively fired.
– This is not something we want. But I think we have a better tradition of talking together than they do in Denmark. In Norway, we have staff who listen to the staff and the employer, and try to solve the challenges in support of a strong public health service, Kerkol tells TV2.
Precisely for this reason, he hopes that Norway will avoid ending up in a situation like Denmark. However, Kerkol emphasizes that many are leaving the nursing profession.
– We need them in the health service, so it is urgent to provide nurses with working conditions and the conditions that will make them stay.
– Do you believe you can hire Norwegian nurses?
– I have faith. If not, Kerkol says I should do something else.
According to Luca Saverio Prestet, the goal of the mass layoffs is for politicians to increase the salaries of nurses by 5,000 kroner a month for the first time.
– But he says there should be a solution on the table that can improve the work environment in the long run.
Saverio Pristed usually works as a nurse in the emergency room at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. But on November 30 he quit his job.
– I resign along with several nurses and will return only if the situation improves, he tells TV2.
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