DOCTORS have been given a further increment from the previous 60% allocation up to 100% to their on-call allowances after about 46 days of industrial action, HealthTimes has learnt.
By Kuda Pembere
A source who requested anonymity told HealthTimes that the doctors’ on call allowances had been increased to up to a 100 percent.
The Health Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo confirmed the issue but said a statement will be issued soon by the Health Services Board (HSB).
Just confirm with the Health Service Board there has been a further improvement. I think the best thing is to wait for the HSB,” he said.
The HSB confirmed the 100 percent increment in a statement.
Press Statement on the outcome of Health Service Bipartite Negotiating Panel Meeting held on 18 October 2019
Parties to the Health Service Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP) met on 18 October 2019 to continue the unfinished negotiations on the review of the Health Sector Specific Allowances following the signing of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) number 3 of 2019 on 04 October 2019.
CBA 3 of 2019, provided for a 60% adjustment on the Health Sector Specific Allowances with effect from 01 October 2019.
On 18 October 2019, parties to the HSBNP agreed that the said CBA 3 of 2019 be amended to provide for a review of the Health Sector Specific Allowances by a further 40%, from 60%.
This review is with effect from 01 October 2019.
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However, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting secretary general Dr Tawanda Zvakada said they are not privy to the arrangements since they pulled out of the Bipartite Negotiation involving the Health Apex Council which negotiated the salary increment.