Zimbabwe Nurses Association (Zina) secretary-general Enock Dongo confirmed to Daily News that they will go on strike next week Monday after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Government failed to address their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired.
Dongo refused to comment any further. Although nurses appeared appeased by the March 30, 2018 collective bargaining agreement negotiated through the Health Service Biparte negotiation panel, they are demanding uniform allowances, nurse managers’ allowances, and post basic allowances among other incentives.
The agreement reached through the Health Service Biparte negotiation panel improved allowances for standby nurses stationed at rural health centres as well as introducing new allowances to nursing staff that acquire approved qualifications. There was also an introduction of an allowance to nurse managers on a non-claimable rate of $350-$450 per month.
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