Govt fires nurses who went on strike

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Joseph Kasonde
Government has dismissed nurses who defied an ultimatum given to them to return to work last week.

On Thursday last week Dr Kasonde had given the striking nurses to return to work by 17:00 hours or face disciplinary action.

Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has told Parliament in a ministerial statement that the ministry of health has since instituted the process of recruiting unemployed nurses to replace those who will be dismissed for going on an illegal strike.

He says the full list of nurses who have received dismissal letters has not yet been compiled.

Dr Kasonde says along with the dismissal letters being give to the nurses is a clear assurance that those who wish to return to the service will have to reapply to rejoin.

The Minister has since advised health workers as essential workers to always follow laid down procedure whenever they have any grievance.

And Dr Kasonde has says the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions risks losing its relevance to the activities of its members.

He says the ZCTU failed to offer support to government during the many meetings government held with the Health related unions to try to convince the striking nurses to return to work.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. thr union said dat strike ws ilegal en da health minister appealed to thm 2 go bk 2 wok as thr matter ws bn attentd 2 bt it o fell on deaf ears.thy thot since thy wr civil servants thy wr untouchable tepapa. let ths b a lesson to all en thz zed nurses shud stop playng wit pipos lives. Sorry we wish thm o da best in thr future endervous.

  2. They were told to go back to work 2weeks ago but they refused and pipo were dying. The nurse deserve this development. SHAME on u fired nurses. mind u BOMA ni BOMA. K4250 iliche after o benangu muna foja ma papers kuti mungene u nurse.

  3. Poverty Finders.Gvt is just looking for ways to increase poverty due to fake promises.NEVER make a promise that u cant fulfill

  4. Poverty Finders.Gvt is just looking for ways to increase poverty due to fake promises.NEVER make a promise that u cant fulfill

  5. GOD is gud,i was woried about my frends who went to school of nursing that the goverment wont b employing for two yearz,now GOD has shown that his all powerfull,he has given them 2 thousand chansez to b employed,if u take nursin as a job,then ure in a wrong career,i hev seen pipo camin from america as volunteers,its a calling.

  6. GOD is gud,i was woried about my frends who went to school of nursing that the goverment wont b employing for two yearz,now GOD has shown that his all powerfull,he has given them 2 thousand chansez to b employed,if u take nursin as a job,then ure in a wrong career,i hev seen pipo camin from america as volunteers,its a calling.

  7. celebration time,since they were also cerebleting while our mothers,sisters,brothers and fathers were dying and suffering,thank GOD for sata,he saved us from heartress pipo.

  8. its sad,nowdays its hard 2 find a job,da govt would ave jst find a way of punishin them nt firing them its simple wen its on ur head pipo

  9. those nurses dserve it,dey only care abt wat dey mst feed their stomach instead of saving lives dat God treasures so much. One thing de nurses must realise z dat being a nurse z nt a job its a calling!

  10. thts ıntımıdatıon evn thoz who went bck shud stop so tht dey can employ jobles nurse n c ıf dey wıl b enaf. Jst gv wat dey want.

  11. In Bemba they say,Cimbwi aitile impashi nokumububa shabububa.Let us learn and keep our terms and conditions of services.In each ministry there are lawyers whom we call UNIONS,so y sud pipo do what they think is ok whn itz publicly wrong.Blame no one but yourselves….An opportunity comes once.

  12. pf vs nurses..u have a goverment full of grandpas and nurces who take up careers becoz of money and job security.eduction was supposed to teach pipo how to apply common sense,now here is a government which promises pipo salary increments without proper consinderation and a nurce who lives a patient neary dieing becoz she didn,t get an increment.these pipo need tatol deliverance otherwise we are heardin no~were

  13. thumbz up 2 de prezident, there ar so many unemployd medical personelz…….basebenzeko kaili imwe mwameka.

  14. what kind of example is dis governmet seting 2de investas?dis privet companys will be mo stupid.

  15. yes u know what there is no ned of going on strike after giveng the money this sam yaer if i was a plasedant i kud do that evn the manager at uth

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