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Sunday, 11 February 2018

SWAZI HEALTH WORKERS BACK IN COURT

Doctors, nurses and health workers in Swaziland have forced the government to reconsider a decision to cut their on-call allowances. They had threatened a boycott.

The Swaziland Nurses Association had approached the Industrial Court on urgent basis. The A lawyer for the Swazi Government told the court on Friday (9 February 2018) it would negotiate on the matter. The case will resume in court on 9 April 2018.

The government had issued a circular that cut on-call allowances to save E50 million (US$4.2 million) a year from the health budget. Health professions were not consulted before the announcement. 

See also

SWAZI DOCTORS SUSPEND STRIKE
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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