GENERAL HANDS NOW EARNING MORE THAN US : NURSES

Nurses who have gone on strike are furious that some general hands are now earning more than them.

Zimbabwe Nurses Association secretary general Mr Enock Dongo said recent increments in on call allowances, in response to the doctor’s strike, created massive salary discrepancies.
He blamed the Health Services Board for the discrepancies, saying some general hands were now earning up to $720 a month in on call allowance, yet nurses were given just $210 as night duty allowance.

“We want these discrepancies to be sorted out,” said Mr Dongo. “Nurses cannot earn less than general hand workers.”

Mr Dongo said Government should honour its commitment from last month’s agreement of paying nurses the revised on call, post basic and stand by allowances. 

No patients were being attended to at hospitals in Harare, with nurses seen sitting and chatting.


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