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Ebola: Health Workers in Sierra Leone Dump Bodies on Street Over Pay Dispute

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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Health workers employed by the Ministry of Health in Sierra Leone to bury corpses of Ebola victims embarked on a protest this week to express their displeasure over payment they are being owed.

As a form of protest, the workers dumped the bodies of 15 Ebola victims on the street, CNN reports. Some of the corpses were dumped in front of a hospital entrance on Monday to prevent people from entering.

The workers are reportedly being owed seven weeks of “hazard” pay, at $100 a week. This additional pay is meant to be a form of compensation because of the high risks involved with burying Ebola victims, as the virus is spread via contact with bodily fluids.

In the aftermath of the protests, the National Ebola Response Center has announced that all the workers that participated in the strike will be sacked.

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4 Comments

  1. adamant

    November 27, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Serious

  2. Jummai

    November 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

    huh, they will be sacked, they should employ their children to do the risky job now, how can they owe them, that’s pretty bad.

  3. NagosBigBoi

    November 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    All the money that has been donated for this ebola thing and yet they cannot pay these critical workers! It must be extremely frustrating to be a foreign health care person trying to help and see african governments doing things like this!

  4. mulikat

    November 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    their Govt have put all donated money of ebola into their acct,100 dollar per week they cant pay the worker,high risky job,their own life is on death roll,,all african govt are same,they know only their self nothing else.

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