Zimbabwe nurses announce to reduce working days

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-18 19:34:14|Editor: xuxin
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HARARE, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Nurses at Zimbabwe's public hospitals have announced to further reduce their working days from three to two days per week after government failed to improve their working conditions.

This follows the expiry of their 14-day ultimatum for government to address their demands.

"We note that some of our stated grievances have not been addressed to date. To this end, we hereby advise your office that from the 17th of June 2019, our members will partially withdraw their services at their different stations."

"More specifically, we will only be able to attend work for only two days between the period 17 June up to 23 June 2019," the nurses said.

In a notice Tuesday, the Health Apex Council said the workers would go on strike on June 24 if government fails to address their demands.

"Should your office fail to attend to our grievances, during this period, we will have no option but to completely withdraw our service effective 24th June of 2019," the Health Apex Council said.

Zimbabwe's public health sector has been plagued by labor disputes over the years with nurses and doctors striking over poor working conditions.