Information reaching the Zambian Watchdog indicates that student nurses are also planning to go on strike.
Students also want money.
The students from Lusaka School of Nursing had a meeting this morning where they resolved to stop work until they are told how much and when they will be paid. So far, students have not been told when and how much they would be paid for the work they have been told to do.
The students complain that it is the undergraduate students who are labouring it out while the few postgraduate students and tutors have appointed themselves as bosses and are just making orders while seated.
Nurses in almost all the major hospital are on strike demanding better pay as promised by the PF government.
The government has instead deployed students to man hospitals.
With student nurses going on strike, maybe the government will now deploy applicants to run the hospitals….