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The economisation of healthcare in Germany

The economisation of healthcare in Germany



16 min

| 2017 |

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Kalle Kunkel (of the German trade union ver.di) talks about the economization of the healthcare system in Germany and its consequences for the employees: extreme increases of workload and circumvention of collective agreements through outsourcing and privatization.

In the case of the hospital Charité, for example, a company owned by the state of Berlin, so-called "patient-remote" services were spun off into Charité Facility Management GmbH (CFM), 49% of which belongs to a private consortium. The contracts between Charité and CFM are not open to the public.

Here is the second part of the interview with Kalle Kunkel about the strike at the Charité in 2015


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