Serem rejects salary deal as nurses strike hits hospitals

What you need to know:

  • Nurses in public hospitals have downed their tool to protest poor salaries.
  • The more than 25,000 nurses are demanding the implementation of a CBA signed between their union and the Council of Governors.
  • Extraordinary, house and hardship allowances are to be retained at the existing rates as per existing SRC circulars.

One person died after he was turned away from a hospital on Monday, as the health sector was thrown into a crisis after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission rejected a new pay agreement for nurses, which had been negotiated by the Council of Governors.

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