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.
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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.