Hospital sta are certainly not in the concept o "work more to earn more." In ited to work o ertime to compensate or the transition to the 35 hours and alle iate labour shortages, they do almost ne er reco ered days accumulated in their account sa ings time (CET). Between 2002 and 2005, they ha e thus wai ed, pro isionally, 2.2 million days o RTT, hopeless trans orm rapidly acation, and without the possibility to con ert it into money. It is one o the main lessons o the report on the accounts sa ings time in the public health", published yesterday by the Ministry o health. Belie ing that e eryone should be able to "work more to earn more", rançois illon demanded yesterday e ening on rance 3 payment o all these extra hours. "The President o the Republic and I are outraged", he added.
General Counsel o health acilities, Dominique Acker, author o the report does not hide its concern about the social and inancial consequences that may cause the de ice. "It is not reasonable to mo e a postponement o charges on uture years without accounting and inancial sa eguards", she said. The concern generated by the time sa ings account is tied "just as much ability to ha e institutions to replace the personal when they lead their lea e", she adds. Indeed, the number o days stored, on a erage, each employee continues to increase. or hospital practitioners, it is spent 11 days in 2002, 19 days in 2005. In aggregate, the number o days selected on the this is between 48 and 50 days by agent. The situation is all the more problematic than a quarter o the o icers (25.6) were o er 55 years old and will assert their rights in the next decade.
O ten put in issue, labour shortages do not explain to them only the success o the de ice (see below). The situation is ery di erent depending on the ser ices and regions. The attracti eness o this or non-medical personnel is relati ely low, only 5.3 o them being in ol ed. On the other hand, it is widely used by hospital practitioners. These are physicians (45 o the spared days) which are the biggest users in emergency, resuscitation, Anesthesiology and Geriatrics including ser ices.
"Taking o conscience".
This stock, which must be led within ten years as the 20-day threshold, is a real time or the employer State bomb. The amount o the days o this is indeed alued, all personnel alike, to slightly more than 534 million euros. "In iew o current pro isions, lacks a minimum between 300 and 370 million euros against the commitments made", is concerned about Dominique Acker. The Go ernment, which retained the publication o the report or se eral weeks, welcomed o this"awareness". In a press release published yesterday, the Ministers Roselyne Bachelot (health) and Eric Woerth (Budget and public ser ice), as well as the Secretary o State or public ser ice, André Santini, ha e promised to take into account the proposals to ensure the sustainability o the de ice.
At the request o the unions, Dominique Acker ad ocates to lengthen the duration o sa ings (limited to 10 years now), as interim State allows. It proposes to compensate medical personnel and their successors in the e ent o death or disability. But it shows little a ourable unlimited payment o the accumulated days. Main users, older workers could take their lea e in part-time or retirement, which would also ha e the ad antage o acilitating their replacement. Similarly, the spared days could be con erted into additional pension contributions, pro ided 50 by the employer. All proposals that the Go ernment will take into account when the transposition o the re orm o o ertime to sta , to the re-entry.