RNs - Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe Hospital Nurses Join Junior Residents In Labor Action

Carole Gombakomba, Voice of America, January 11, 2007 Washington - Nurses in at least seven government hospitals around Zimbabwe have gone on strike demanding higher wages, sources in the medical community said. Dentists working in government clinics were also said to be withholding their services. Zimbabwe Nurses Association President Doreen Choruma said the nurses were not officially on strike, but simply did not have enough money for transport to work. ... Zimbabwe

Soldiers supervising student nurses as doctors strike continues

Tererai Karimakwenda, SW Radio Africa, January 9, 2007 The situation at Zimbabwe’s hospitals has continued to deteriorate as the authorities take their time responding to demands made by the country’s striking junior doctors. There have been reports that senior doctors and nurses had joined in the strike action, but president of the Hospital Doctors Association Dr. Kudakwashe Nyamutukwa told us Tuesday that this was not correct. He said consultants and nurses were still working at all main hospitals. But the nurses at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo were contemplating going on strike because they could no longer afford the basic transportation costs. ... Soldiers

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