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"Paltry" ZWL$30 000 Salaries "Shock" Nurses

A union representing nurses has warned the Government that nurses may be forced to declare a strike if their salaries are not adjusted to cushion them from runaway inflation.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) president Enock Dongo told NewsDay on Wednesday that they will soon hold a consultative meeting with members on the way forward. Said Dongo:

Yesterday, (Tuesday) we got the shock of our lives to note that we received an average of $30 000 considering what is happening in the economy, where prices of goods and services are galloping.

These issues should be addressed as a matter of urgency. We are giving a warning to government that we declare incapacitation with immediate effect.

We will take a position on what action to take with the state of incapacitation after a full consultative meeting with our members.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) president Robert Chiduku on Tuesday notified the Health Service Board (HSB) that their members will not report for duty on Monday next week due to “incapacitation”. Chiduku said:

With reference to the above-mentioned subject, we wish to notify you that our members will not be able to turn up for duty starting on Monday, June 20, 2022, until the following conditions are met.

Chiduku said nurses want their salaries to be paid in United States dollars as the local currency continues to weaken while prices of goods and services continue to rise.

Health Services Board executive director Engelbert Mbengwa told NewsDay that he was “not aware that nurses want to go on strike”.

Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) secretary Norman Matara said:

Nurses’ strikes will definitely cause disaster in health institutions. We have been saying over and over again that government needs to take the concerns of its workers seriously.

Until those issues are addressed, we will continue to see such job action.

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who doubles as Health and Child Care minister, has in the past fired thousands of nurses for embarking on job action.

The government is currently working on amending the Health Services Act which seeks to curtail health professionals’ right to participate in industrial action.

More: NewsDay


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14 Comments

123 1 week ago

aaa usarwadziwe iwe vanhu ngavapihwe mari dzikuendrana nezvripaground iyo 175 yacho yezita iyo
inonga yakakwachurwa zvayo


aaa 1 week ago

ko US$175 havasi kuipihwa here...cz its like vakungopihwa rtgs chete...ngavatiudze chokwadi kwete kungoda kuisa hurumende pressure isina basa apa...dzidzai kutenda vanhu imii


BOSS VEDAH 1 week ago

@aaa makaendawo kuchikoro here imi. Dai wakadzidza usaibvunza mubvunzo wakad ofo ra kudaro. Do yu kno the cost of living iri pachii? Wake up isanzwa jelous siya vanhu vakadzidza vachemere mari dzawo

SCHOOL CAREER DAY 1 week ago

Teacher 🧑‍🏫 : Today it's career day I want you all to tell me what do you want to be when you grow up.

( the whole class make joyful noise)
🧒Joyce:When I grow up want to be a pilot
🧓Buhle:When I grow up I want to be a nurse
👼Bryn:When I grow up I want to be a doctor

🧑‍🏫Teacher :How about you Hardlife ?

🙎Hard life : none of the above, when I grow up I don't want to be a civil servant.

🧑‍🏫Teacher :🧟🧟🧟🧟


Cable Guy 1 week ago

So sad eishhhh

Chimboti Pizza 1 week ago

Ko sei musiri kutaura nezveUS$175 yamukutambira pamusoro peZWL30 000. Musade kutinyepera, taurai mari yakakwana😠


aa 1 week ago

taura hako iwee...these guys ndoshaya kuti vanodei chaizvo...US$175 yavarikupihwa havasi kutaura nezvayo seiko...nxaaa havatende chete

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Bishop 1 week ago

Nurses be patriotic


🧑‍🎓 1 week ago

$30 000rtgs for nurses asi muri ma till operators ,?, but still they better than you by far😁😁😁


Putin 🇷🇺 1 week ago

government is working on their salaries shandai hama muri ma essential workers no work no pay nyika inovakwa nevene vayo 🇿🇼🇿🇼 hallelujah God bless you


Maparamuro 1 week ago

Excellent campaign tools for the opposition. Opportunity knocks once so you either grab it or lose it.
Pamberi ne bhora musango


30000 RTGS IS WORTH HOW MANY LOAVES OF BREAD? 1 week ago

🥨. DO THEY EXPECT NURSES TO LIVE ON BREAD ALONE. ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SHOULD BE TREATED IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS VANZWE KURWADZA KWAZVO



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