The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in every corner of the world stands on the side of the striking nurses in Zimbabwe. The vice-president of Zimbabwe announced that: ““Government has decided in the interest of patients and of saving lives to discharge all the striking nurses with immediate effect” when thousands of nurses were fired.

The WFTU demands public and high quality health services for all the people in the world, we denounce this undemocratic action of the Zimbabwean government, we declare that  the interest of patients and of saving lives is the modern, public and quality health system with policies of prevention and healthcare infrastructure that cover the entire population and not the firing of the workers that are struggling for it.

We call the government of Zimbabwe to recall its decision for punitive dismissals of trade unionists and struggling health workers.

The Secretariat

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World Federation of Trade Unions