Kasama striking nurses resumes work

Railway station Kasama, Zambia
Railway station Kasama, Zambia

Striking nurses at Kasama General Hospital have resumed work and the situation has normalized at the hospital.


A check by ZANIS this morning found nurses have reported back for work and the situation has normalized while patients were being attended to.


The move breaks the 4 day striking action which started on the 27th of November, 2013 as unionized nurses and paramedics resorted to down tools after a meeting.


The action was as a result of nurses demanding government to revise their salaries and other incentives.


And some nurses interviewed by ZANIS confirmed that they have resumed work as Zambia Union Nurses Organization (ZUNO) has assured them that it has intensified negotiations with government to resolve their plight.


ZUNO demanded that nurses report back for work as the striking action can affect the ongoing bargaining process.