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Saturday, 3 February 2018

SWAZI DOCTORS SUSPEND STRIKE

Doctors, nurses and other health workers in Swaziland have suspended strike action after winning a court order against the government.

They are protesting a new circular that slashed their stand-by and on-call allowances. On Wednesday (1 February 2018) the Swazi Industrial Court suspended the order. It will return to court on 9 February.

The circular ended standby allowances and standardised on-call allowances. Health workers said they had not been consulted on the changes. Government said the new order would save E50 million a year (US$4.2 million) from the health budget.

Health workers had decided not to undertake on-call duties. This decision was suspended following the Industrial Court decision.

See also

HEALTH CRISIS: BLOOD SUPPLIES DRY UP
MEDICINE SHORTAGE: FIVE DIE
DRUG SHORTAGE CRISIS DEEPENS
http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2017/05/swazi-drug-shortage-crisis-deepens.html

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