Nurses’ Strike Imminent – Nurses

Nurses have said the money the government is paying them is too little to cover their basic needs and they are incapacitated, the Daily News reports.

Nurses, who report for duty 3 days a week, through Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union, said a strike is imminent as they are not happy with what their employer is paying them.

ZPNU secretary-general Douglas Chikobvu spoke to the publication and said:

We are not happy because we can’t afford decent transport, food, medical aid and money to pay school fees for our children and darlings.

We have subsidised the government enough and the days of charity are over. A strike is imminent and this is a signal that we are totally incapacitated.

Morale is very low as most nurses are failing to cope with the economic crisis masterminded by the employer

Teachers have also said they are incapacitated and they may just stop reporting for duty. The government offered civil servants a 97% salary increment last week when they were negotiating with Apex Council.

More:  Daily News

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