Health workers to go on strike

ZIMBABWE’S Health Apex Council says health workers in the public sector will as of Monday be on strike noting their grievances are not being addressed. By Kuda Pembere Some of the grievances are closure of negotiation space, failure to provide meaningful cost of living adjustment and failure to review the Regrading System. In a letter to the Health Service Board (HSB), the Zimbabwe Health Apex Council (ZHAC) which represents several health workers unions said they arrived at this decision following a meeting held today. “Following our meeting on the 17th…

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Govt Pays Health Workers’ COLA

GOVERNMENT says it has paid doctors the agreed Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) following their declaration of incapacitation. By HealthTimes Reporter In a statement issued by the Health and Child Care Ministry said a meeting on negotiations of the COLA was done last Wednesday. “The Health Service Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP) at its meeting held on the 28th of August 2019, agreed on a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to be paid to members of the Health Service with effect from 1 August 2019,” said the Health ministry. The Ministry…

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Health Workers Declare Incapacitation

HEALTH workers have declared incapacitation as of Tuesday owing to prevailing economic challenges in the country. By Kudakwashe Pembere The workers through the Health Apex Council claim their salaries have been eroded by the unpopular fiscal and monetary policies by Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube. In a joint notice by the Health Apex and Civil Service Apex Councils, the workers bemoaned the erosion of their salaries. They demanded ZWD4 700 as salary for the lowest paid worker. “The Councils are not asking for an increment but a restoration of the…

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Health Workers Also Need Psychosocial Support In Cyclone Idai Hit Areas

HEALTH workers and even those providing assistance in areas that were hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and Chipinge are also in need of counseling and psycho-therapy, a Health and Child Care ministry official has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was said by Epidemiological and Disease Control Director Dr Portia Manangazira at a Cyclone Idai Psychological Support Sensitisation, Training and Coordination Meeting on Tuesday. “Psycho-social support should be provided across board. Don’t overlook our health staff. The people have been busy organizing themselves and coordinating with everyone,” she said.…

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