About 300 medical doctors and 7,500 nurses at Zimbabwe's government hospitals went on an indefinite strike Tuesday over pay grievances, union leaders said Wednesday.
"We are on strike since yesterday. We are demanding a review of our salaries because we feel doctors are grossly underpaid," Sibert Mandega, president of the Hospital Doctors Association, told AFP.
Stella Zengwa, president of the Zimbabwe Nurses Association, said: "All the nurses countrywide are on strike. We want our salary grades reviewed."
Mandega refused to reveal the average pay of a government doctors, saying it was "embarrassingly little".
But November 1999 when doctors went on strike for six weeks, their monthly salaries were the equivalent of 160 US dollars -- HARARE (AFP)
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