Berlin - 5.9 percent more salaries for the 30,000 doctors in the 350 Catholic hospitals in Germany are demanded by the employee representatives in the relevant Caritas collective bargaining commission. The employee side of the labor law commission of the German Caritas Association thus joined the relevant municipal hospitals in Berlin today.
In addition, there must also be improvements in the wage surcharges, for example in the level of on-call service charges, said spokesman Rolf Cleophas. “The Catholic clinics compete with the municipal hospitals for medical specialists. The competition is getting more and more difficult, ”he said. The shortage of doctors is already great, many positions remain vacant and the medical workforce is groaning under enormous additional stress.