Nurses vow to continue with strike, as Banda tells govt to honor promise

Striking Nurses in Kitwe on the Copperbelt province have vowed not to resume work until government addresses their salary anomalies.
The Nurses who were found gathered at Kitwe Central Hospital also accused their, Union leaders of being incompetent and failing to address their problems. The irate Nurses also demanded that their Union leaders from the Zambia National Union of Nurses step down because they had failed to address the problems with government.
“How can we have such leaders, they are not representing our interest, but they are just there to protect their interests,” complained the Nurses who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The nurses said that did not want the presence, of part time nurses at the health institution saying they were defeating the purpose of their work protest.
And UPND Vice president in charge of Politics Canisius Banda has urged the PF government to honour their promise and give what is due to the Nurses so that they can go back to work. Dr. Banda said there is need to urgently address the issue of strike by Nurses whom he says play an important role in Health sector.