Yes, you read that right!
While many of us wait to get our next raise, Doctors in Canada are protesting against their pay raise!
In Quebec, hundreds of doctors are protesting their pay raise, saying they already make too much money.
More than 700 physicians, residents and medical students from the Canadian province had signed an online petition asking for their pay raises to be cancelled.
They want this money to be redistributed among nurses and other professionals, so that healthcare facilities can be made more affordable for the patients.
The public petition that was started by a group known as Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime (MQRP) representing Quebec doctors and advocates for public health, has been receiving immense support on this!
‘The Standard’ reported that as part of a deal reached last month, Quebec's 10,000 medical specialists will see their annual salary rise by 1.4% each year, from CAD4.7 billion to CAD5.4 billion in 2023.
A report by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) last month cited data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which revealed that specialists in Quebec make, on average, CAD403,537 (about RM1.2 million) a year.
A nurses union in Quebec wants the government to address the ongoing issue in which nurses are being exhausted by heavy workload. The union has been pushing for the government to implement a law that would put a limit on the number of patients a nurse could see.
The plight of one particular nurse went viral in January, when she took to social media bashing Quebec’s nurse-to-patient ratios and the government’s handling of the crisis.
Emilie Ricard was venting after caring solely for more than 70 patients in a shift, saying “I am broken by my profession. I am ashamed of the poverty of the care that I provide as far as possible. My health system is sick and dying.”
This noble cause really deserves to go down in history because nowadays, such morality is hard to find!