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Lesotho: Well being Workers Threaten One other Strike

2020-09-15 15:39:34

DISGRUNTLED well being professionals have given the federal government till tomorrow to pay them promised threat allowances failing which they’ll embark on yet one more crippling nationwide strike from Monday.

If the strike proceeds, it will be their third time downing instruments this yr demanding threat allowances, amongst different grievances.

The well being staff first went on strike in April this yr demanding threat allowances and private protecting tools (PPE). Initially, the federal government ignored their calls for however ultimately gave in.

The strike was known as off after the well being staff held two-day conferences with the then Well being Minister Nkaku Kabi, his then deputy ‘Manthabiseng Phohleli and different senior ministry officers.

After their conferences, the well being staff, via their spokesperson, Busa Qhala, mentioned the federal government had agreed to pay them threat allowances calculated at 30 p.c of every well being skilled’s month-to-month gross wage.

However the staff launched into one other strike in July after saying the federal government had not honoured its guarantees. The crippling strike lasted two weeks after which the federal government promised to pay them allowances starting from M2000 to M3500 every month-to-month.

Nevertheless, this week the employees mentioned the federal government had did not honour its guarantees and they’d on Monday strike once more.

Mr Qhala informed the Lesotho Instances yesterday that they had knowledgeable the federal government of their intention to strike to guard themselves from the danger of contracting Covid-19.

Mr Qhala mentioned that they had determined to strike as a result of the federal government had did not fulfil its guarantees since April. Other than the excellent allowances, they had been having to make do with no sufficient PPE.