Barely a month after doctors resumed work from a month-long industrial action, nurses have downed tools citing poor remuneration and working conditions.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
They had appeared appeased by the March 30, 2018 collective bargaining agreement negotiated through the Health Service Biparte negotiation panel.
This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired.
In a statement directed to Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, his permanent Secretary Rtd General Gerald Gwinji and the Health Services Board Chairperson Dr Lovemore Mbengeranwa, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association said Government sidelined their issues.
“Nurses play a pivotal role in the health delivery system of Zimbabwe. They provide services to the community 24/7 with minimum resources and below market packages. Regardless of this, the government has seen it fit to ignore these combatants by not attending to issues which enhance their functionality and motivation as highlighted below..
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