Full Text: 5 974 Nurses That Were Fired By Chiwenga Return To Work: Govt Gives Update On Nurses Strike

The Industrial action in which 5 974 nurses withdrew their services ended yesterday 22 April 2018. The total number of nurses employed in the public health sector is 16 974. Services in our hospitals have since returned to normal utilising those nurses who did not participate in the industrial action beefed up by the recruitment of qualified nurses who were not in employment as well as nurses below 70 years who were retired. In addition all nurses who were on official leave were recalled to duty.

The majority of nurses who were dismissed have since reapplied for re-engagement and Government has permitted them to resume duty pending final approval from the employer. As we carry out these recruitment processes the MOHCC has allocated specific quotas per institution of new RGNs to recruit. Institutions are directed to recruit to the maximum allocated figure. We have enough trained/qualified nurses who are unemployed to fill up these allocated quotas.

It is regrettable and unfortunate that the nurse fraternity chose to down tools when Government was seriously addressing the issues that nurses and other health profession categories had raised in terms of allowances and relativities. Government is urgently looking into the outstanding cross cutting issues/challenges and will resolve these as soon as possible.

We thank those nurses who continued to provide their services over this period. We wish to sincerely thank members of the public for their understanding during this period.

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3 comments on “Full Text: 5 974 Nurses That Were Fired By Chiwenga Return To Work: Govt Gives Update On Nurses Strike

  1. But the fear and emotional stress you induced in these nurses is horror experience i tell you. They ll never enjoy their work ever again and at the end of the day as ussual the ordinary patient wl pay the price for the low morale within the nurses.

  2. I see some powerful people inheriting it brick and leave it rubble.


    if you ever doubted it or gave them benefit of the doubt now you know for real ana mukoma vari kutonga nedemo!

    I will vote for change

  3. Thats your mind guys but that does not mean you are corect.

    Nurses strike came at a wrund time and was an act of subortage believe it or not. Nurses want salary increment from which pocket when people are focusing on bringing in a new gorvenment that wil take care of its people.

    I would rather protest for improved electoral reforms than to perotest for salary inrement from a temporary gorvenmet that is facilitating transition from former unwanted president to a wanted , voted for, legitimate president.

    Without supporting ED these protests are polically motivated and are meant to bring unrest in the existing leaders up to election time thereby decampagning ZANU PF.

    My personal opinion is the Nurses received the right treatment from Chiwenga

    Teachers will receive a better treatment again if they fool themselves to engage in a strike at this electoral zone and hour.

    All the best but cats of subortage will be dealt with using a right measure

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