Health Services Board notified of Zimbabwe nurses incapacitation

The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) has send a letter of incapacitation to the Health Services Board, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

HARARE – The Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union (ZPNU) has send a letter of incapacitation to the Health Services Board, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals.

ZPNU said that the salaries nurses are receiving in local currency are insufficient as a living wage due to the depreciation of the Zimbabwean dollar.

In a letter dated 14th June 2022 referenced “notice of nurses incapacitation” the nurses trade union said:

“With reference to the above-mentioned subject, we wish to notify you that our members will not be able to turn up for duty starting on Monday, the 20 of June 2022, until the following conditions are met:

“USD salaries. This is due to the loss of value of the Zimbabwean dollar and the exorbitant prices in the market.”

ZPNU also demanded the “re-opening of negotiation forum” revealing that the “health service board has not met employees” citing endless consultative processes.

“Regarding process; PNCs must be put in the right grades. We look forward to your understanding,” said ZPNU in a letter signed by it national president Robert Chiduku and secretary general Chikobvu.

Meanwhile, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has maintained the Zimbabwe dollar is going nowhere and will continue to be used a medium of payment by the government.

Ncube said this in parliament while facing questions from lawmakers with Mbizo representative Settlement Chikwinya urging the minister to swallow his pride and dollarize.

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