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Sierra Leone doctors strike over pay, fuel allowances

Sierra Leone doctors strike over pay, fuel allowances

DOCTORS across Sierra Leone began an indefinite strike to protest low pay and lack of benefits, leaving dozens of patients in hospital waiting rooms in need of care. The doctors said they lost between 20% to 40% of their take-home pay in May after the government ended their monthly COVID-19 risk allowance and a tax break they had received with the onset of the pandemic. They are also demanding fuel allowances of 45 litres per week, which they said has been promised but not delivered for years. Doctors also staged strikes in 2018 and 2020 in the West African country,…
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Doctors in Kenyan capital end strike over pay delays, lack of PPE

Doctors in Kenyan capital end strike over pay delays, lack of PPE

DOCTORS employed by Kenya's Nairobi County government have resumed work following a six-day strike over delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19, a union official said. Thuranira Kaugiria, Nairobi County secretary-general of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union, said in a WhatsApp message the doctors had returned to work after signing an agreement with county officials on Wednesday. In the agreement, the government promised to pay doctors on the fifth day of every month, failing to which the doctors were free to stop work without notice. The agreement, seen by…
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Doctors strike in Nairobi over pay, lack of COVID protection

Doctors strike in Nairobi over pay, lack of COVID protection

GEORGE OBULUTSA and BAZ RATNER DOCTORS in most public hospitals in Kenya's capital have gone on strike to protest against delayed salaries and a lack of protective equipment when handling patients who may have COVID-19. The strike began at midnight, said Thuranira Kaugiria, secretary-general for the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union. He said 320 doctors employed by the Nairobi County government were taking part in the strike because they had inadequate health insurance, poor quality protective gear and too few isolation wards to treat COVID-19 patients. The strike will not affect private hospitals and public hospitals within Nairobi…
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