Some Nurses at UTH have called off their Strike

UTH Student midwives
Some nurses and midwives at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have resumed work after nine days of their striking action.

The nurses and midwives on 22nd November, 2013 stopped work demanding, among other things, that Government rectifies disparities in the new salaries and conditions of service recently awarded to civil servants.

UTH Public Relations Officer, Mwenya Mulenga, has confirmed the development to QFM News in a telephone interview that some nurses started reporting for work yesterday.

Mr. Mulenga says today, the Zambia Union of Nurses (ZUNO) will have a meeting with the Zambia Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) to discuss the way forward for those who have not resumed work.

Health Minister Dr. Joseph Kasonde on Thursday gave the striking nurses and other health workers until 17:00 hours to resume work or be charged for absenteeism.