Nurses Call Off Strike After Meeting President Mnangagwa

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) has called off a strike which was supposed to start on Monday, June 24 (today) due to incapacitation.

Following a meeting on Friday between the ZINA officials, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, three cabinet ministers namely, Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo, Finance and Economic Development Mthuli Ncube and the acting Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Monica Mutsvangwa, the strike has been called off.

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ZINA released a statement after the meeting in which it said:

Of the grievances discussed, the one which was dealt with at great length was the issue relating to remuneration wherein the executives reiterated that due to incapacity the nurses would not be attending work from June 24, 2019, unless salaries were increased.

The President and all those in attendance understood the position of the nurses and gave an undertaking that salaries are going to be reviewed.

The association revealed that members’ salaries were going to raised from July 1, 2019. ZINA president, Enock Dongo, had this to say:

We feel that after consulting it will not be prudent to down tools given that we met a high powered delegation led by the President himself.

Downing tools after the Government has promised to review our salaries will be viewed as negotiating in bad faith.

Nurses at public health institutions across the country as well as the rest of the civil services have been hard hit by the erosion of their salaries as the value of the local currency continues to fall.

More: Chronicle

Emmerson MnangagwaMthuli NcubeObadiah Moyo

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development. He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland... Read More About Mthuli Ncube

Obadiah Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician and former hospital administrator. In 2018, he was appointed the country's Minister of Health and Child Care. Moyo is also former CEO of Chitungwiza Hospital. He was fired as minister of Health and Child Care on 7 July 2020... Read More About Obadiah Moyo

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