Health workers complain of intimidation after elections

The Health Workers Union in Eastern Province has expressed sadness that some of its members are being intimidated following the August 11 general elections.

Provincial chairperson, Orton Kaluba, says that the union has received reports from some members that they are being intimidated by some administrators, for presumably supporting different parties.

He explained that some of the union members have been threatened with transfers.

Mr. Kaluba warned that his union will take drastic measures, including a strike, if the intimidations continue.

He explained that as a labor movement, the Health Workers Union believes that workers are free to vote for and support any party.

Efforts to get a comment form provincial medical officer, Abel Kabalo proved futile by News time.

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