The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) has announced that Sisters-in-charge at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals have withdrawn their labour with immediate effect due to incapacitation.
In a letter dated 24 June 2020 and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, ZINA said nurses were withdrawing their labour until the government is serious about addressing their grievances. The letter read:
Re: INCAPACITATION OF SISTERS IN CHARGES AT PARIRENYATWA GROUP OF HOSPITALS
The above subject matter refers. We note with concern the lack of urgency by the employer in addressing issues raised by ZINA.
The ongoing incapacitation has not been doing any good to the patient care in this COVID 19 pandemic period.
We have noted that despite the sacrifices shown by nurses the employer has not been forthcoming.
As part of ZINA membership, we share the same grievances and we have been holding fort at our respective wards despite being overwhelmed by the workload.
After consultation and deliberations, we hereby notify that we are withdrawing our services with immediate effect until the employer takes the nurses grievances seriously by way of fruitful negotiations.