Nurses across Swaziland are taking part in a ‘go-slow’ and picketing as their relationship with government has broken down.
It comes after hundreds of nurses marched to petition the Prime Minister on Wednesday (18 October 2017).
Nurses believe they have been victimised over incidents at health facilities that are not their fault. At the centre of the dispute is the Emkhuzweni Health Centre where they say nurses were unfairly singled out and blamed when a birth delivery went wrong in 2015.
They say the Swazi Government has failed to respond to their concerns a number of times.
Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU) President Bheki Mamba said patient services would be affected at all the health facilities across the kingdom.
NURSES STRIKE OVER DRUG SHORTAGES
DRUG SHORTAGE CRISIS DEEPENS
UNPAID NURSES AND STAFF STRIKE
SWAZI HEALTH OFFICERS’ STRIKE THREAT