Nurses Give Government 14 Days Ultimatum To Deliver Better Pay

Striking nurses and health workers have brought Zimbabwe’s government hospitals to a near standstill, straining a once vibrant public health system By Farai Mutsaka  and Agencies HEALTH workers have called off their industrial action and given the government 14 days to deliver on their demands of a US dollar salary and better working conditions. The decision came out of a crisis meeting held Friday, after four days of industrial action. In a statement released on the same day, the Health Apex board said it had given in to pleas by the public, which had been left the loser in the impasse between government and health workers. “The leaders of the Health associations after considering the plight of the public, have resolved to temporarily adjourn the industrial action and request the healthcare workers to resume service,” read the statement. “This has been done to prevent any further loss of life.

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