According to the Herald, junior doctors will now be getting $2 400 for on-call allowances while nurses will walk away with $720 and nurse managers $1 000.
Doctors have been on strike since 3 September.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa said only a few doctors, influenced by foreign interests, were resisting calls to return to work.
According to the Health Services Board, “parties to the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating Panel (HSBNP) met on 18 October 2019 to continue the unfinished negotiations on the review of the Health Sector Specific Allowances following the signing of collective bargaining agreement (CBA) Number 3 of 2019 on 4 October 2019.
“CBA 3 of 2019, provided for a 60 percent adjustment on the HSCA with effect from 01 October 2019. On 18 October 2019, parties to the HSBNP agreed that the said CBA 3 of 2019 be amended to provide for a review of the health sector specific allowances by a further 40 percent from 60 percent.”
Acting Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association leader Tawanda Zvakada, however, said; “We did not participate in the negotiations and we still hope the employer will find ways of engaging us meaningfully with a credible inter-mediator since we are still open for dialogue. However, not through the Health Apex Council.”
He said doctors will with their strike until their grievances are addressed.