Doctors, nurses and other health workers in Swaziland have suspended strike action after winning a court order against the government.
They are protesting a new circular that slashed their stand-by and on-call allowances. On Wednesday (1 February 2018) the Swazi Industrial Court suspended the order. It will return to court on 9 February.
The circular ended standby allowances and standardised on-call allowances. Health workers said they had not been consulted on the changes. Government said the new order would save E50 million a year (US$4.2 million) from the health budget.
Health workers had decided not to undertake on-call duties. This decision was suspended following the Industrial Court decision.
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