Articles tagged 'strike'

Zim cricketers threaten strike 11 May 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe national cricketers have threatened to go on strike due to unpaid salaries, match fees and bonuses. This proposed industrial action will put in jeopardy the forthcoming home triangular Twenty20 series featuring Pakistan and Australia in June. The tri-series has been schedu...
ZCTU calls for general strike 18 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration has been plunged into another crisis after the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) yesterday called for a general strike to protest against its “disregard” for workers. ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told the Daily News yesterday that th...
Govt fires striking nurses 18 April 2018 HARARE – Government has with immediate effect fired all striking nurses who did not heed its order to return to work, arguing the action was politically motivated and had nothing to do with conditions of service. In a statement last night, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said: “What mak...
Nurses to go on strike 14 April 2018 HARARE – Nurses have threatened to go on strike next week if government fails to heed their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. This comes as their 14-day notice for strike has expired. Teachers have also put President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on notice if it fail...
Zim counting cost of doctors' strike 2 April 2018 HARARE - Lester Simango arrived at the country’s largest referral hospital, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), visibly in pain and with his clothes hanging over his frail frame, battered by disease. He was among scores of patients who trooped to an oversubscribed PGH and waited in vain for...
Parirenyatwa should quit 1 April 2018 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa should just do the honourable thing and resign so as to save the little that is left of an ailing Zimbabwean health sector. The doctors' strike that crippled the entire health sector for more than three weeks is testimony of his shortcomings. Pari...
Patients' relatives join doctors' protest 27 March 2018 HARARE - Public hospitals doctors yesterday staged another strike at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH), which was joined by patients' relatives, upholding their demands for better remuneration, among other demands to government. This comes as the striking doctors have refused to report for...
Govt fails to pay bonuses 21 February 2018 HARARE - Civil servants are fretting over government's delay in paying them their 2017 bonuses, two months into 2018. Civil servants' unions who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said most government workers had given up hope of getting paid their 2017 bonuses, accusing the re-elected Cecilia ...
Dynamos strike continues 21 February 2018 HARARE - It's still gloomy in the Dynamos camp with senior players continuing with their training ground boycott demanding their dues from the team’s management. The Glamour Boys’ senior players were expected to resume training yesterday in preparation for the 2018 Castle Lager Premiership sea...
Turmoil in CAPS camp 1 September 2017 HARARE - The eagerly anticipated Harare derby between CAPS United and Dynamos on Sunday is under threat after Makepekepe senior players yesterday boycotted training over non-payment of salaries, allowances and bonuses. Makepekepe host the Glamour Boys at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday i...
Senior nurses give strike notice 26 August 2017 HARARE - Nurse managers have given the Health Services Board (HSB) notice of a possible strike, they said at a meeting yesterday. Zimbabwe Nurses Association said a strike could begin as early as September 8. Zina secretary-general Enoch Dongo told the Daily News that the nurses’ grievances...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
Nurses suspend strike amid talks 31 May 2017 HARARE - Nurses have called off demonstrations as union leaders and government open talks over bitterly-disputed contracts. This comes as the dispute between government and nurses — newly engaged and those with up to 10 years of experience — has escalated in the past days. Last week, nurses...
Teachers plan massive strike 29 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's under pressure government is facing a fresh crisis after teachers warned yesterday that they would stage a crippling strike if authorities go ahead with their plans to close more than 40 schools in Matabeleland South. Their mass action threats come as fed up ...
Nurses' militancy is deep-rooted 27 May 2017 HARARE - Although the lantern of Florence Nightingale has long dimmed, many of the obscure illusions it dissipated are still flickering in the minds of senior health officials. The obsolete reading of nursing as a flaccid, vocational duty has been cruelly exposed with the ongoing national stri...
Akbay downs tools 6 April 2017 HARARE - Highlanders were thrown into turmoil yesterday, for the second day running, as coach Erol Akbay continues to refuse to attend training demanding the club pay him his outstanding dues. The Dutchman did not attend the club’s training session on Tuesday and yesterday as well vowing to re...
Civil servants go on strike today 5 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's cash-strapped government is set to endure yet another torrid time with its workers, with civil servants set to begin their long mooted strike tomorrow over their outstanding 2016 bonuses. This comes as the stone-broke government has been pressured to agree to...
Rural teachers join Apex Council strike 4 March 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers have called off a strike in its fifth day after resolving to join the collective Apex Council industrial action on Monday. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) announced that it has suspended industrial action which had been ongoing since Monday, fo...
Senior doctors go on strike 2 March 2017 HARARE - It never rains but pours for long-suffering and impoverished ordinary Zimbabweans who will have to brace for the worst at government hospitals after senior doctors yesterday joined the on-going nationwide strike by their juniors. In an urgent memorandum to the Chitungwiza Central Hosp...
Threats won't solve doctors' grievances 19 February 2017 HARARE - The current standoff between government and hospital doctors is coming at a huge cost to the suffering patients, who expect to get healthcare service at national referral centres. Doctors went on strike on Wednesday, citing government's failure to honour its promises to improve their ...
Doctors' strike begins 16 February 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of doctors  yesterday downed tools in a bid to push government to improve their conditions of service. This is the latest time doctors have gone on strike in the protracted dispute over pay and work rules. Several surgical operations have been cancelled as a result of the ...
'Teachers to strike on Monday' 14 February 2017 HARARE - A rural teachers union yesterday said it is going ahead to stage a strike next week Monday over their unpaid 2016 bonuses. This comes as State health institutions’ doctors have also threatened to down tools tomorrow, unless the hard-pressed President Robert Mugabe’s government improve...
Angry teachers give strike notice 1 February 2017 HARARE - Rural teachers, who form a large part of long-suffering civil servants, have formally given notice to strike after growing disillusioned with President Robert Mugabe’s stone-broke government, which is failing to pay them on time. This comes as the government has recently offered civil...
Pay civil servants bonuses: MDC 27 January 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC yesterday said civil servants must be paid their 2016 annual bonuses as a matter of urgency. This comes after government advised on Wednesday that it was too broke to pay the 13th cheques, offering other options, including giving the restive public workers resi...
Outrage over civil servants bonuses 19 January 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's stone-broke government has once again failed to raise funds to bankroll civil servants' bonuses, raising the spectre of widespread protests by the restive workers. Last year, Mugabe — in a typical populist move — vowed that the public service workers would re...