Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pharmacists call for better salaries

From the (Nairobi, Kenya) Daily Nation:
Government pharmacists want their terms of service reviewed immediately as it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to work under the current scheme.

The scheme was last reviewed 20 years ago, the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association said in Nairobi Saturday.

Through their chairman, Mr John Sabaya, they said a pharmaceutical technologist in the public service earns a Sh15,000 basic salary which, he noted, cannot cater for their needs in the current hard economic times.

“We also want the Government to speedily review our non-practice, strenuous, hardship and risk allowances in line with the inflation rate in the country at the moment,” he said. ...more

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