Zimbabwe doctors threaten strike over salaries


The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), has threatened to go on strike effective from September 3 if salaries are not adjusted.

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the health workers made it clear that if they do not address their issue in time, they would not report for duty.

The association had earlier been offered 60 per cent salary increase which they refused.

According to the acting president of the health workers’ association Peter Mugombeyi, it is due to the inflation that the allowances have been faulty.

“As health workers, we are left with no option but to down tools. We have made calls for a number of issues that hinder progress in our work to be addressed but to no joy. Yes, the government gave civil servants cushion allowances, but due to the ever-escalating inflation, the allowances have since been eroded. We can’t cope with this runaway inflation,” Mugombeyi said.

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