Ambulance drivers staged a flash mob: they tied red ribbons on cars because of disagreement with salaries
If you see an ambulance with a red ribbon today, you should know that this is a sign of protest.
“Ambulance drivers in Moscow staged a protest flash mob because of low wages and poor working conditions. Since August 11, ambulance drivers in Moscow have tied red ribbons on the antennas and leashes of the janitors of official vehicles. As they themselves explain the message, an ambulance without drivers cannot be an ambulance,” wrote the Telegram channel “Interesting Moscow” today, marked “from a subscriber”.
Passers-by have already noticed the red ribbons on the ambulances: “But I can’t understand why there are red ribbons on the ambulance? A wedding is so fashionable, isn’t it? And they won’t…” commentators write.
As the subscriber who sent the information to the telegram channel explained, the salaries of ambulance drivers were small even in pre-Covid times (45 thousand), then they were increased – thanks to additional payments, they began to receive more (up to 67 thousand), but now the coronavirus measures have been canceled, and salaries decreased again. As a result, drivers began to quit, and those who remained are forced to work on weekends. With this problem, they have already addressed the mayor of Moscow, but, in their opinion, this did not help.
Moskvich Mag turned to the Department of Health for a comment, but at the time of publication of the news, there was no response from the press service.