Division Rocks Nurses Strike, Some Returning To Work On Monday

THE three month long industrial action by nurses hangs in limbo amidst indications that some nurses have thrown in the towel after Health and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga indicated that he would only negotiate with those reporting for duty. By Michael Gwarisa Impeccable sources close to the developments told this publication that the nurses camp was under siege from dark forces who were influencing other nurses to genuflect to government’s demands even in the absence of a good remuneration and Personal Protective Clothing (PPE). It’s a divide…

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#JUSTIN:Nurses Protest Flexi-Hours Removal, Threaten Strike

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA), has shot down government’s decision to scrap the flexible working hours arrangement during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period citing worsened incapacitation amongst a  host of other woes. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours system was implemented early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a recent letter addressed some public health institutions, all members of staff were immediately required to return to work and resume normal duties. According to government, the flexi…

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Early Christmas For Nurses…As Gvt Deposits Thousands In Their Accounts

GOVERNMENT this morning deposited amounts ranging from $2000 up to $7000 in various nurses accounts as backdated payments to the $5 million owed to nurses in unpaid salaries and allowances. By MichaelGwarisa The payments were distributed according to category and in accordance with the time one has served and is owed by government. Nurses who spoke to HealthTimes confirmed the development but however lamented the unfair distribution of the monies between experienced and Primary Care Nurses (PCNs) whom they believe should have gotten less in the windfall. “It is true,…

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JUST IN: Nurses Withdraw Court Application

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) has withdrawn their court application amidst indications that the two parties (i.e government and ZINA) could have reached an agreement of some sort leading to the reversal of their application. By Michael Gwarisa The nurse’s body had approached the high court seeking an order to bar government from terminating their contracts of employment. Zimbabwe Nurses Association filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court on Friday 20 April 2018 seeking an order to stop the Health Services Board (HSB), Hon. Parirenyatwa and Vice-President Chiwenga…

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