It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
NAIROBI — Dissatisfied health care workers manning Liberia’s Ebola treatment wards may not turn up for work next week unless the government increases newly announced hazard pay. Several health care workers told BuzzFeed News that plans for a strike are in the works after widespread dissatisfaction with a hazard pay scale announced by Liberia’s finance ministry on Oct. 1.
The Liberian government announced last Wednesday that it will offer supervisors in its Ebola treatment centers $850 a month in hazard pay. Doctors will get $825 a month, general practitioners will get $450, and nurses and lab technicians in Ebola wards will get $435, according public remarks by Amara Konneh, the acting finance and development planning minister.
“We have been patient, but we will stop coming to work,” Alphonso P. Massaley, staff representative at the Island Clinic, which opened in Monrovia late September, told BuzzFeed News. “When they are making decisions, they do not regard us, they sit in their offices and decide, whether it is in our interest or not they do not care.”