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Striking Nurses Summoned To Disciplinary Hearings

Striking Nurses Summoned To Disciplinary Hearings

Nurses who went on strike protesting poor salaries have been summoned to disciplinary hearings, a move described by labour unions as an attempt to instil fear amongst workers.

Health Service Board (HSB) chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana confirmed the hearings saying investigations were being done institutionally. NewsDay cites Sikhosana as saying:

These disciplinary actions are confidential. There are disciplinary principles in place and when something happens, they refer to the procedures that are there.

Health workers, mainly doctors and nurses, last month withdrew their services across the country over poor remuneration.

They are demanding restoration of their pre-October 2018 salaries that were in United States dollars. 

Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Association president Robert Chiduku said the disciplinary hearings were an attempt to intimidate health workers. Chiduku said this Wednesday:

This is a tactic to instil fear in anticipation of the looming and pending industrial action that is meant to take place on July 22, 2022 and maybe prevent another action from taking place.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association president Enock Dongo echoed Chiduku’s remarks and castigated the government for victimising people “every time they ask for better salaries.” He added:

We have a President (Emmerson Mnangagwa) who says he is a listening President and when the people he appoints behave like this, then it is not good. Nurses were demonstrating at the hospitals because they were incapacitated, they were never on strike.

In 2018, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, a former army general who doubles as the Minister of Health and Child Care fired thousands of nurses who went on strike to demand higher salaries.

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10 Comments

🌹 1 month ago

holisan sbantu imali ethengayo not ichange. How do u expect them to survive ngemali engakwaniyo isinkwa eziyi30


mafirakureva JoJo chenjera 1 month ago

KO kungopa vashandi Mari inokwana vasata varamwa basa key

Ivo havaizive here inokwana vanoda kuudzwa sei

KO kuvhundutsira ndokudii basa rehurumende kubhadhara Mari unotenga honai manurse mabhurugwa dzangove tambo kuzoti evana vavo keh

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kwanai vanhu imwi ipai vashandi Mari

wedzera vasevenzie Mari iwe vasati varamwa basa -system tazvidam


zvemadhisinyongoro taramba 1 month ago

zvese zvazvadhakwa todii

akuna Mari,akuna mabasa,varikubasa havapiwe Mari
todii nhai

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🗣️ Voiceless🇿🇼 1 month ago

next time cast your votes, thinking about the future not to please your superiors who desert you when you want your grievances to be heard.
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DDD 1 month ago

This is a very bad move !


Zanu pf youth 1 month ago

The doctor is a skiwed rebhara...


Leadership Vacuum 1 month ago

Zimbabwe Nurses Association
Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Association
Pane chinobuda here apa.Imwe association is professional imwe haisi. But Why???


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Student Nurse 1 month ago

I understand Frank Dongo is no longer a nurse.He should let those in the profession lead the Association.


Sister in charge 1 month ago

Isu maNurse tiri kufara kwazvo nekuwedzerwa rtgs component yave 200+ thousand rtgs tatokunda maTeacher by four times so izvi zvaratidza kuti isu maNurse takakosha plus gvt inoti favor kudarika maTicha.



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