The government on Friday last week gazetted new salaries for workers in the medical and allied industry.
According to a Daily News report, the least paid worker will take home $330 whilst the highest earner will receive $649 per month.
Statutory Instrument 93 of 2019 gazette published last Friday put into effect the new salary scales. It reads in part:
Every employer shall place each employee in a grade listed in the job grading and wages schedule appropriate to his or her occupation and shall not pay a wage lesser than prescribed to such schedule including any other prescribed employment benefits and no employee shall accept benefits less than the amount of wages and benefits prescribed.
A productivity bonus or incentive scheme may be paid to an employee on a rate agreed upon by the employer and concerned employees or their works council.
… Where transport is not provided, an employer shall be obliged to pay a monthly transport allowance of $50,00.
This agreement is made and entered into accordance with the provisions of the Labour Act between the Medical and Allied Employer’s Association of Zimbabwe, the Health Services Employers Association of Zimbabwe, and the Medical Professional and Allied Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe being parties to the National Employment Council for the Medical and Allied Industry to substitute the whole of the provisions of the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 58 of 2014.
The Daily News Report further said that the medical and allied industry:
… consists of workers from private hospitals and clinics, private pharmacies, private laboratories, private radiology services, private emergency medical services, doctors’ rooms, obstetrics, dermatology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, oncology and dentistry.