The midwives of the Croix du Sud clinic, in Quint-Fonsegrives near Toulouse, have just put an end to their strike movement. They represent the work this Friday, November 5. The maternity ward, closed since Tuesday evening, reopens at 7.15 p.m.
After three days of closure, the maternity ward of the Croix du Sud clinic reopens this Friday, November 5 at 7.15 p.m., the time which corresponds to the night shift. The midwives of this establishment in the Toulouse metropolitan area, located in the town of Quint-Fonsegrives, have decided to resume work. Discussions started Thursday with the management of the clinic (Ramsay general health group) could be addressed with the signing of an agreement this Friday afternoon.
Staff reinforcement and a bonus
“We have reached an agreement on an organizational register as well as the establishment of an exceptional bonus. There will be staff reinforcement which corresponds to what we had removed at a period when the activity of the maternity was As for the first, it is a step forward on the upcoming government device and for which we expect announcements within 72 hours “, explains Jean-Pierre Perrigaud, director of the Croix du Sud clinic.
On the side of midwives, even if the announcements to come will be watched closely, the agreement reached with the management of the clinic “constitutes a good start”. “We will meet again and other negotiations are announced for the midwives. But so far we have obtained enough progress to reopen the maternity unit as of this evening, in particular a reinforcement of the staff which was our first request. As for national demands, we received the support of the departmental director of Haute-Garonne for the regional health agency (ARS Occitanie) “, stressed this Friday, at the end of the negotiations, Céline Morais, midwife at the Croix du Sud clinic.
Since the beginning of October, three maternity hospitals in Toulouse and its metropolitan area have temporarily closed due to the midwives’ strike movement. Croix du Sud was the third, after the maternity ward of the L’Union clinic and that of the Rive Gauche clinic. This Friday evening, all maternity hospitals in Haute-Garonne should be open after a particularly difficult week for the organization of obstetric and gynecological care in Toulouse.