United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has demanded the unconditional and immediate reinstatement of the dismissed nurses.
Mr Hichilema says after reinstating the nurses, government should proceed to negotiate with nurses unions and award them with decent salaries.
He says the PF government has been greedy by awarding themselves huge increments while denying the nurses reasonable increments.
He adds that anyone taking public office must be prepared to serve the people that put them in office.
Mr. Hichilema has dismissed Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda’s accusations that he incited the nurses to go on strike.