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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

SWAZI HEALTH OFFICERS’ STRIKE THREAT

Environmental health officers in Swaziland are threatening to strike if they do not get a salary review and increased overtime payments.

About 20 officers from across Swaziland delivered a petition to the Ministry of Health demanding a salary review and 25 percent overtime. 

Secretary of the Swaziland Environmental Health Association (SEHA) Milton Lokothwayo listed the grievances for the workers, which included shortages of staff, accommodation and transport. The Observer on Saturday newspaper reported him saying officers often had to do the work of support staff.

The union gave the Swazi Government 14 days to address their concerns, failing which they would withhold their services.

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