Dismissal of striking doctors unfair?
Over 400 medical doctors have reportedly been dismissed for their participation in unprotected industrial action. Striking medical personnel are demanding that the Department of Health comply with undertakings made two years ago of introducing increases in remuneration specific to various professions.
The Occupation Specific Dispensation ("OSD") would see the remuneration of professionals like medical doctors increase dramatically over that of other state employees. However, doctors and other professionals are frustrated by the State's unwillingness to implement the OSD and went on strike in support of their demand for the implementation of the OSD.