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Fired Nurses Union Leader Plans To Appeal Against Dismissal

Fired Nurses Union Leader Plans To Appeal Against Dismissal

Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) president, Robert Chiduku, says he will appeal against his dismissal.

Chiduku, who was based at Gweru Provincial Hospital, was fired last week for conducting union business at work without the consent of the employer. He said:

I was dismissed with immediate effect and the accusation was that I used government premises without consent to conduct union business.

We are going to appeal in terms of that judgment in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe we are going to launch an appeal.

I feel abandoned by the employers, I didn’t expect it because we had raised our grievances procedurally.

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Japhet Moyo condemned Chiduku’s sacking and vowed to fight for his reinstatement. Said Moyo:

Chiduku has a right to belong to a union, Chiduku has a right to be elected and represent workers, and he has a right in terms of the law to participate in the activities of the association he belongs to.

The country’s constitution provides for that. So this is a fight that we will mount until Chiduku is returned to back work.

HSB has also targeted over 200 nurses countrywide for disciplinary action after nurses at most public hospitals embarked on strike action in June demanding better salaries.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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5 Comments

Siyana nePolitics 1 month ago

Saka ukudii pamari ye rent nechikafu?
You are not allowed to use your employer's premises for trade Union business.Worker committee meetings are allowed and they have their meetings during the lunch hour.


Sir African 1 month ago

Chiduku should not be worried about loss of the peanuts he was earning .He can get a better paying jobelsewhere, but to show that the human resources officer of the Ministry of health is ignorant if the labour laws he must appeal and embarrass the government.


chabvapasi 1 month ago

go wer u think ur bread iis butterd

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

I would want first of all to remind colleagues that there is a psychiatric patient on this Pindula who is masquerading as [ WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI, THE BUSH LAWYER ]. The actual and real Bush Lawyer is a staunch CCC political party supporter who does not flinch. The pseudo Bush Lawyer is a ZANU PF supporter who writes in favour of ZANU PF. Please forsake, ignore and throw his submissions in a dust bin nearest to you.

Now on today's business, Chiduku must lodge an appeal on the grounds that he is a first offender and as such the expulsion is deemed a harsh sentence.

He must give previous incidents in which he helped the hospital by persuading fellow nurses to abandon strike actions. I am sure that there are such incidents.

If you do not succeed, do not worry. Take solace in the fact that every struggle has casualties.

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

You're the fake bush lawyer. I've seen you trying to takeover my name. I don't know what yiur motives are. The real bushlawyer is a neutral commentator.
[NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA]

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRE
[THE BUSHLAWYER]


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