SAN JUAN – The executive director of the Union of Nurses and Health Employees (ULEES), José Alveiro Díaz, sent two letters to the legislative presidents, José Luis Dalmau in the Senate and Rafael “Tatito” Hernández Montañez so that the improvement is fulfilled of the salary and working conditions of nurses in Puerto Rico.
“Senator, health professionals, apart from being properly recognized, also deserve working conditions that allow them to develop fully. They deserve respect, better benefits and competitive salaries as well as the effectiveness of the new salary scales is immediate and not in three years. They also deserve the repeal of the Labor Reform through the approval of Senate Bill 91 filed by Senator María de Lourdes Santiago Negrón, which does not pay for our health professionals to stay on the Island. They are not exempt from the high cost of living that we face in Puerto Rico and that will increase with the passing of the years, ”reads part of the communication to Senator Dalmau.
“The Labor Unit for Nurses and Health Employees strongly requests your intervention so that the Nursing staff is given due and meritorious recognition, establishing the effectiveness of the change in basic salary immediately. We are in the best position to meet to discuss this matter, ”added Alveiro Díaz.
“This is the best recognition that can be made to the personnel who have been putting their health, life and that of their families at risk for being in the front row facing this deadly virus and in defense of our people,” he concluded.