The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) has informed its members to start reporting for duty with immediate effect while they give the government a chance to address their concerns.
ZINA president Enock Dongo on Tuesday said they have advised their incapacitated members to start reporting for duty if they could raise money for transport. Said Dongo:
We have told our members to start reporting for duty if they are able to subsidise the Government by raising bus fare.
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Most of our members do not have the capacity to report for work, but we have said we are now going back to work.
We welcome what the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care said that he is willing to improve the conditions of service and remuneration for health workers so we are giving them a chance to do that while we are going to work.
Nurses have been on strike since 18 June this year and are demanding adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and USD salaries.
In July the government removed from its payroll all the nurses who were on strike, but made a U-turn in August and paid the nurses their full salaries and US$75 coronavirus allowances.