Junior doctors have demanded a massive salary hike of up to ZWL$156 000 per month inclusive of various allowances.
In a letter dated 29 July 2020 and addressed to the Health Services Board (HSB), Board Chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana, the Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe (PDAZ) said the pay hike will avert a crisis. They said
This letter serves as a follow-up to our meeting on the 28th of July 2020 where it was agreed upon that we forward the net income figures we would consider fair for junior doctors.
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Here is what PDAZ considers to be reasonable:
- Basic Salary: ZWL$30 000
- Transport: ZWL$11 000
- Housing: ZWL$15 000
- On-Call: ZWL$80 000
- Risk Allowance: ZWL$20 000
- Total: ZWL$156 000