In partnership with
  • Busting Uber myths

    The ehailing firm is constantly trying, succeeding - and sometimes failing, says Ian Mann.

  • Trapped in a democracy

    The very people elected to bring benefits to all are undermining SA, says Solly Moeng.

  • Marikana spectre

    Five years after the bloody massacre calls for justice are growing louder, says Terry Bell.

Loading...

Mozambique doctors to strike over pay

Jan 07 2013 08:04
AP

Maputo - Mozambican doctors on Sunday announced they will go on a five day strike over pay and working conditions demands that had not been met by the government. 

"As from Monday 7 January, all doctors in Mozambique will paralyse their activities since the government has not responded to their demands concerning salaries, accommodation and doctors' statutes," said Jorge Arroz, head of the country's doctors association. 

The group apologised to Mozambicans but said emergency care will be provided. 

The ministry of health on Sunday said that no law in Mozambique allowed essential public service workers to go on strike. 

Last month, local media reported that doctors were demanding a basic wage of 90 000 meticals ($3 000, €2 300) while the government was offering between 20 000 and 38 000 meticals. 

Mozambique has a total of 1 200 doctors in both public and private practice countrywide, a ratio of one doctor is to assist 22 000 Mozambicans.

 

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

mozambique  |  wage demands

NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Company Snapshot

We're Talking About...

Savings Month

It's never too late to start saving. Visit our special issue and add your voice.
 

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The proposal to nationalise SARB will

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...