Fired nurses threaten to drag dismissal issue to High Court

DISGRUNTLED  fired nurses have vowed to take the dismissal directive for their job action to High Court. This follows the announcement made by Vice President General Constantine Chiwenga (Retired) that all nurses that partook in the industrial action were fired immediately.

By Kudakwashe Pembere

In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association said they had engaged the Health Services Board for it not to entertain the firing of nurses.

“We have engaged the Health Services Board to confirm that it will not implement the directive issued by issued by the Vice President Constantine Chiwenga by not later than 19 April 2018, 1600 hrs, failing which we shall approach the High Court on an urgent basis to protect our rights,” said the nurses.

Meanwhile, Government has issued a directive ordering all provincial hospitals to start replacing the fired nurses.  With Government ordering the immediate recruitment of nurses, it looks like they are likely to take the press the matter to the courts.

Below is the full press statement

 

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