Tsépong nurses vow to fight on

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By Kefiloe Kajane

Picketing Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital nurses have vowed to continue with their strike until the hospital’s management addresses their demands.

The striking nurses complain that they have no standard salary structure, such that there is disparity in salary remuneration. They claim the hospital pays nurses and nursing assistants’ salaries equivalent to half the salary of those working at government facilities, adding this has been happening since 2012.

Some of the striking nurses that spoke to theReporter wereadamant that notwithstanding the threat of disciplinary action from Lesotho Council of Nurses, they will continue to strike until they are heard because they are not just striking for themselves but for many others that come after them.

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They maintained that they love their job but they can only do it in conducive and favourable conditions.