Harare City Council nurses are not on go slow as alleged by sections of the media, Acting Human Capital Director Retired Major Matthew Marara has said.
Rtd Major Marara said it is business as usual at all Council clinics and hospitals and there is a cordial relationship between the city and its employees.
“We have cordial relations with our employees as a result of the sound industrial relations mechanism which we have in place. It is not true that the City of Harare nurses are on go-slow over non-payment of salaries and poor working conditions as alleged in some sections of the media.”
“The nurses concerned have always been executing their duties in a normal way although they have raised concern regarding the erosion of their salaries due to hyperinflationary environment currently prevailing in the country, but albeit in a procedural manner.”
He said City of Harare has a very sound grievance handling procedure to address workers concerns and resultantly management has engaged the nurses over their grievances in a very amicable manner.
“Council had already engaged worker representative through the four registered trade unions at the Employment Council for the Harare Municipal Undertaking where parties signed an agreement in which the City of Harare made a commitment to pay its employees their salaries not later than 28th of every month,” he said.