Over 1000 Zim Nurses Punished For Defying Flexi Hours Ban

A total 1 280 Zimbabwe nurses face disciplinary action for failure to comply with government’s ban of the flexi hours working arrangement. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours regime was introduced early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a pots cabinet media brief, Information and broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet was briefed by Vice President Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, as the Minister of Health and Child Care, on the Withdrawal of Labour by Nurses.…

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Health Workers Reject Salary Increase

THE Zimbabwe Health Apex Council has rejected the 60% cost of living adjustment which has been tabled by the Health Services Bipartite Negotiating panel. By Michael Gwarisa In a circular, the Health Apex council said  in as much as they appreciate government’s decision to adjust their salaries by 60% from the previous 10%, it still falls short from addressing the myriad of challenges bedeviling health professionals on a daily basis. Health Services negotiating panel Government has put on the table a  cost of living adjustment of 60% from the previous…

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Call To Align Laws Governing Health Service Board

The recently appointed Health Service Board (HSB) says provisions in laws governing them such as the Corporate Governance Act and Health Service Act should be put in order to avoid confusion.   By Kudakwashe Pembere The HSB board was appointed in June this year by former Health and Childcare minister Dr David Parirenyatwa amidst calls for the board to work towards promoting ease of doing business in the health sector. It is chaired by Dr Paulinis Ncube, a public health specialist with Professor Auxilia Munodawafa as vice chairperson. Other members…

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