Health workers strike in Zimbabwe

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1165

Junior doctors in Zimbabwe have returned to work after being threatened with dismissal by the government. They had been on strike in protest about their working conditions. Hundreds of nurses, however, who are still on strike, have been dismissed and have asked their association to lobby for severance packages.

The strikes have mainly affected the larger central hospitals of Harare and Bulawayo, where senior staff and the army have had to fill in for striking workers. Only very ill people are being admitted to …

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