MG Nursing Council repudiates suspension of salary floor application

The Regional Nursing Council of Minas Gerais (Coren-MG) repudiated, this Sunday (4), the decision of the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Luís Roberto Barroso, of suspend the application of the new salary floor for the category. According to Barroso’s understanding, there may be losses in the service in private and public units, in addition to the risk of mass layoffs and a reduction in the supply of beds.

However, for Coren-MG, according to a note signed by the acting president of the entity, Maria do Socorro Pena, the STF “wants to assess the risk of worsening in the provision of health services with the closure of beds and ignores the extreme and urgent need valorization of nursing, which has been sustaining, for the most part, the care and management processes of health institutions”.

Barroso granted a period of 60 days for both public and private entities to explain the financial impact, the risks to the employability of the segment and possible loss of quality of services. For the minister, it is inappropriate for the floor to come into force before these points are clear.

The decision was taken as a precautionary measure by Barroso, through an action by the National Confederation of Health, Hospitals and Establishments and Services (CNSaúde) and will be taken for validation in plenary in the coming days.

For the acting president of Coren-MG, Maria do Socorro Pena, the suspension of the application of the new salary floor for the category is “a great disappointment”, as stated in a note.

The national salary floor for nursing was approved by parliamentarians and became law on August 5th. The minimum amount defined for nurses is BRL 4,750 per month and BRL 3,325 for nursing technicians. The floor for auxiliaries and midwives was R$ 2,375.

(With Lucyenne Landim)

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