Health workers at public health institutions have rejected the latest salary hike offered by the government that will see the lowest paid worker getting $1 023 per month.
The Zimbabwe Health Apex Council dismissed the offer as falling short from addressing the myriad of challenges bedevilling health professionals daily.
In a circular, the Health Apex Council said the 60% offer is tantamount to nothing. It said:
Health Services negotiating panel Government has put on the table a cost of living adjustment of 60% from the previous offer of 10%.
This latest offer will see the lowest paid civil servant earning $1023 up from $582. However, considering the current cost of living and rate of inflation in the country, this offer which is specifically for basic salary and allowances tied to the basic salary, it is still tantamount to nothing.