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Nurses Say They Have Lost Patience With Govt

Nurses Say They Have Lost Patience With Govt

Nurses working in the public health sector say they are struggling to make ends meet and have warned that they could be forced to confront the Government over poor wages and deteriorating conditions of service.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enock Dongo told NewsDay that as healthcare professionals, they are now tired of the Government’s empty promises. Said Dongo:

The situation is getting out of hand. We urge the government not to frog jump in terms of the workers’ welfare, otherwise, it risks resistance.

The workers’ salaries have been eroded by inflation too much. It is painful to expect someone to live on US$60 per month.

We are tired of false promises and want action now as workers have lost patience.

Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union president Robert Chiduku said:

There was nothing to celebrate on Sunday and what we see is a betrayal by the government.

We foresee a major brain drain, especially in the nursing profession, which has been birthed by the prevailing economic crisis and fake promises by the employer.

Meanwhile, the Educators Union of Zimbabwe president Tafadzwa Munodawafa claimed that teachers were doing “community service”, that is, being forced to provide their labour for free. Munodawafa said:

Workers in Zimbabwe, especially teachers, have for a couple of years been doing nothing more than community service.

They have been offering their services for free and employers seem not to care.

Paying workers in local currency is a mockery considering that all goods and services are being sold in US dollars.

This comes at a time when the exchange rate is spiralling out of control.

Civil servants are demanding to be paid the pre-October 2018 salary of US$540 per month as rising inflation has rendered their salaries meaningless.

More: NewsDay


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8 Comments

civil servant 2 weeks ago

nyika yawa
vote CCC
vote for change


Ribvungu 2 weeks ago

in the time of former the salaries would be increased across the board a scenario opposed to this new order of life in Zim where the mantra mugoti unopiwa anyerere does not apply. this creates enemity amongst the civil servants.


shaya dzembongoro 2 weeks ago

isu mawar vets takarasa patience kare nehurumende iyi


Emerson Mnangagwa 3 weeks ago

vote for Chamisa inini ndazvitadza guys


zimcitizen 3 weeks ago

Sorry zvenyu vashandi, muZimbabwe hamuna government, mune military junta. Tikayisa goverment of the people, by the people, for the people zvinhu zvinonaka. The ball is in our court , vote wisely come 2023.


YOUNGACADEMIC 3 weeks ago

vote CCC


IMPORTANT INFOR 3 weeks ago

Apa unenge uchichema mari asi mwana wako arikuchikoro haana kuRegister. Voterai Chamisa , voterai CCC


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Yellow Card 3 weeks ago

All civil servants must earn a reasonable wages and salaries, bcz they are the biggest proportion in tax paying. They are the face of the nation, they are the symbol of economic stability, the biggest resource centre of our Nation, I join nurses and all civil servants on demanding a better earning



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