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AFTERNOON UPDATE

23/10/19 AFTERNOON UPDATE
DAY 52 OF INCAPACITATION.
GOOD AFTERNOON DOCTORS. TODAY MARKS DAY 52 IN THE TRENCHES AND WE CONTINUE TO DIG DEEPER. THE EMPLOYER STILL PLAYS THE WAITING GAME, ANTICIPATING THAT SOME OF US WILL SELL THE STRUGGLE BECAUSE OF HUNGER , DESPERATION AND VICTIMISATION. HOWEVER LET US SOLDIER ON REGARDLESS OF SUCH TACTICS.
MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED LETTERS FROM THE HSB CALLING FOR DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS. WE HAD ANTICIPATED THIS FOR SOME TIME AND HAD AMPLE TIME FOR MENTAL PREPARATION. WE WON’T BE PERSECUTED FOR LIVING IN POVERTY. OUR WRETCHED STATE IS AS A RESULT OF THE EMPLOYER FAILING TO PAY US WHAT THEY OWE US.
CONCERNING THE WEBSITE, WE INSTIGATED MEASURES TO UPHOLD OUR PRIVACY AND WILL BE CORRECTING SOME ERRORS THAT EXIST DUE TO THE CHANGE OF SECURITY MEASURES.  THIS EXERCISE WAS COMPLETED YESTERDAY AND IT IS NOW FULLY FUNCTIONAL.
OUR GAME PLAN FOR NOW IS TO KEEP ON PRESSING WITH OUR DEMAND TO HAVE OUR ON-CALL ALLOWANCE REVIEWED AT THE PREVAILING INTERBANK RATE. WHILST GOVERNMENT CONTINUES WITH PALTRY OFFERS WE REMAIN UNMOVED. AT THE SAME TIME WE WILL CONTINUE PUSHING FOR CREATION OF OUR OWN NEGOTIATING PLATFORM, SEPARATE FROM THE HSBNP. SO FAR WE HAVE MADE SURE THAT ALL THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES (PERM SEC OF MOHCC, MINISTER OF MOHCC AND THE HSB) INVOLVED IN AMMENDING  THE RELEVANT STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS ARE FURNISHED WITH THE INFORMATION WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM OUR LEGAL ADVISORS, ENSURING WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE. AS TO HOW LONG THIS IS GOING TO TAKE WE ARE NOT SURE BUT WE ARE WILLING TO WAIT TILL FOREVER SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE TOTALLY INCAPACITATED.
 OUR CROWD FUNDING IS NOW AT AN ADVANCED STAGE AT THE MOMENT.ALL THE JRMOs WHO HAVEN’T GOT THERE SALARIES ARE GOING TO RECEIVE THEIR SHARE OF THE FUNDING. MEMBERS WILL BE PRIORITISED ABOVE NON MEMBERS.
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US FROM OTHER PROFESSIONS IS OUR UNITY OF PURPOSE. LET’S REMAIN UNITED. IT IS NEVER A SMOOTH RIDE TO FREEDOM. INSTEAD IT IS A ROLLER-COASTER FULL OF HIGHS AND LOWS. LET US SAVE THE PROFESSION ONCE AND FOR ALL.
*SAVE THE PROFESSION*
*STAY UNITED*
*KNOW YOUR WORTH*
*KNOW YOU ARE ESSENTIAL*
*KNOW YOU DESERVE BETTER*
*ALUTA CONTINUA*
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EVENING UPDATE

*EVENING UPDATE – 18/10/19*

DAY 47 INCAPACITATION

GOOD EVENING ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES. EARLIER ON TODAY THE EMPLOYER INVITED US FOR A MEETING WITH THE HSB AND THE HSBNP(APEX COUNCIL). AFTER CONSULTATION WITH CONSTITUENCY , WE DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND THE MEETING. WE SAW THEM AGREEING TO A 100% INCREMENT WHICH DOESN’T CONCERN US. WHAT WE NEED IS OUR ON CALL ALLOWANCE AT INTERBANK RATE.

UPDATE ON LEGAL MATTERS—
OUR LAWYERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FILING AN APPEAL AGAINST THE ORDER OF THE LABOR COURT . THEY HAVE WRITTEN TO THE LABOUR COURT REQUESTING REASONS FOR THE DECISION AS THESE WERE NOT PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF HANDING DOWN THE ORDER. KNOWING THE COURT’S REASON IS CRITICAL FOR THE APPEAL BUT TO DATE THEY HAVE NOT YET BEEN AVAILED. LEAVE APPEAL HAS TO BE FILED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE COURT RULING AND SO WE EXPECT THAT THEY SHOULD BE PROVIDED SOON. WE WISH TO REITERATE THAT WE ARE NOT IGNORING THE LABOUR COURT RULING;BUT OUR MEMBERS HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO COMPLY.

FURTHERMORE, OUR LEGAL TEAM AND LOCAL- THINK TANK VERITAS HAVE ASSISTED US WITH DRAFTING REGULATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEPARATE NEGOTIATING FORUM FOR DOCTORS. THIS FOLLOWS ZHDA’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE HEALTH APEX COUNCIL AS WE FELT IT DID NOT REPRESENT OUR INTERESTS. THE NEW DRAFT REGULATIONS ARE NOW READY AND WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES BOARD.

MEMBERS ARE URGED TO FILL IN THE MEMBERSHIP FORMS AND SUBMIT THEM TO THEIR HOSPITAL CHAIRPERSONS ALTERNATIVELY THEY CAN SCAN AND EMAIL TO zhdaofficial@gmail.com
FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT OUR WEBSITE www.zhda.org

ZHDA REMAINS OPEN FOR MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE WITH THE EMPLOYER, THROUGH A NEUTRAL MEDIATOR FROM WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) OR UNITED NATIONS (UN) TO SWIFTLY RESOLVE THE CRISIS.

MONDAY MARKS A MILESTONE IN TERMS OF THE STRUGGLE.ITS DAY 50 AND MEMBERS ARE BEING URGED TO START SAVING TRANSPORT FARES FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY SOLIDARITY MEETING AT PARIRENYATWA HOSPITAL MAIN ENTRANCE @0900HRS

*WE ARE DOCTORS*

*WE ARE ESSENTIAL*

*WE ARE NOT BEGGERS*

*RESTORE GLORY TO THE PROFESSION*

*ALUTA CONTINUA*

*ZHDA INFORMATION DESK*

MORNING UPDATE

MORNING UPDATE- 18/10/19

DAY 47-INCAPACITATED

GOOD MORNING DOCTORS. THIS MARKS THE BEGINNING TO YET ANOTHER DAY IN THE TRENCHES WITH NO END IN SIGHT, AND YET WE REMAIN INCAPACITATED TO REPORT FOR DUTY. IT IS WORRYING THAT THE EMPLOYER HAS CHOSEN TO KEEP A DEAF EAR TO OUR PLEA, DIRECTING INSULTS AND THREATS OF DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS TOWARDS US. WE REMAIN RESOLUTE NONETHELESS AND OUR UNITY WILL TAKE US FAR.

AS ZHDA, WE REMAIN OPEN TO DIALOGUE WITH THE EMPLOYER SO WE CAN SEE AN END TO THIS IMPASSE AND THE RETURN OF MEANINGFUL HEALTHCARE TO OUR PATIENTS. WE HOWEVER WISH TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THIS DIALOGUE WILL ONLY WORK IF THERE ARE NEGOTIATIONS MADE IN GOOD FAITH AND NOT WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CONVINCING DOCTORS TO GO BACK TO WORK WITH A HOST OF CONDITIONS ATTACHED AND NO REAL CHANGES.

THE CROWDFUNDING FOR THOSE WHO DID NOT RECEIVE THEIR SALARIES IS STILL IN PROGRESS. THE FINANCIAL AID IS A CONTINGENCY MEASURE AND THEREFORE WILL BE DISBURSED TO THOSE IN DIRE NEED. TO THE COMRADES WHO HAVE RECEIVED SALARIES DESPITE BEING IN THE TRENCHES WITH EVERYONE ELSE, PLEASE MAY YOU OWN UP TO YOUR HOSPITAL REPRESENTATIVES SO THEY CAN REMOVE YOUR NAME OFF THE LIST, SO THAT THE LITTLE FUNDS WE HAVE REACH THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM THE MOST.THE FUNDS WILL BE AVAILED TO THOSE WHO WILL HAVE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED THE MEMBERSHIP FORMS ACCESSIBLE FROM OUR WEBSITE.

ONCE AGAIN, WE THANK YOU ALL FOR THE UNITY WE HAVE SHOWN SO FAR AND FOR THOSE NOT YET IN THE TRENCHES, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN THE REST.

WE HAVE MADE NOISE AND WE HAVE SHAKEN THE EMPLOYER WITH OUR UNITY TO AN EXTENT THAT THEY PERCEIVE US AS DEMON POSSESSED WITH THE SPIRIT OF LEGION.

ITS QUITE CLEAR THAT THEY ARE PANICKING. TODAY THEY HAVE CALLED FOR YET ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY BIPARTITE MEETING AT 11AM. WE WILL BE MAINTAINING OUR STANCE OF HAVING OUR ON-CALL ALLOWANCE REVIEWED AT THE PREVAILING INTERBANK RATE. ANYTHING FAR FROM OUR TARGET AND WE WILL SIMPLY WALK OUT.

WHAT YOUR LEADERS ARE NOW ASKING FOR IS YOUR TRUST, PATIENCE, SUPPORT AND OUR LETHAL CARD AT THE MOMENT; UNITY.

BATTLE LINES HAVE BEEN DRAWN, WAR TRUMPETS HAVE BEEN BLOWN BUT FOR THE QUICKEST WAY OUT WE NEED SERIOUS AND MEANINGFUL NEGOTIATIONS WHICH ARE UNCONDITIONAL AND FACILITATED BY A NEUTRAL MEDIATOR. AS ZHDA WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSULTATION WITH WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION(WHO) FOR SUCH CREDIBLE MEDIATORS, SO THAT WE IMPROVE ON THE MISTAKES OF THE PREVIOUS IMPASSES WHICH ENDED PREMATURELY. AS ZHDA WE ARE WILLING TO DO EVERYTHING NECESSARY TO SEE TO IT THAT THE IMPASSE ENDS ON OUR TERMS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND IS DIRE AND WE HAVE THE EMPLOYER TO FULLY BLAME FOR NOT DEALING WITH OUR GENUINE GRIEVANCES. THE EMPLOYER HAS HAD AMPLE TIME TO DEAL WITH OUR GRIEVANCES WHILST WE WERE AT WORK. WE THEREFORE REJECT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS THE CALL BY OUR EMPLOYER TO NEGOTIATE WHILST WE ARE AT WORK.

WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON WHERE WE STAND IN TERMS OF THE COURTS ONCE WE HAVE MET WITH THE LEGAL ADVISORS IN THE AFTERNOON. WE WILL UPDATE ON THE ARBITRATION ROUTE, APPEALING TO THE SUPREME COURTS AND SEEKING FURTHER CLARIFICATION FROM THE LABOUR COURT COURT FOR THE REASONS WHY THEY ARE SAYING THE INCAPACITATION IS ILLEGAL. OUR LEGAL ADVISORS HAVE GONE A STEP FURTHER STEP BY DRAFTING, ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYER, THE REGULATIONS AND THE NECESSARY AMMENDMENTS TO CURRENT STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS. WHAT IS LEFT IS FOR THE EMPLOYER TO IMPLIMENT THE REGULATIONS AS SOON AS WE SUBMIT THEM.

WE ARE RESTORING SANITY TO BOTH THE ASSOSCIATION AND THE NOBLE PROFFESION. WE CALL UPON MEMBERS TO PRACTICE PATIENCE AND MAINTAIN THE LOVE AND UNITY THAT HAS BEEN PREVAILING SO FAR. UNITED WE STAND STRONG AND WE CAN ARCHIVE EVERYTHING WE CAN DREAM OF.
APPEXIT JUST LIKE BREXIT IS A PROCESS NOT AN EVENT. WE ARE ATTENDING TODAY’S EXTRAORDINARY BIPARTITE MEETING AS A COURTESY NOT AS AN OBLIGATION AND WE HAVE INVITED OUR AFFILIATE ASSOSCIATIONS; AMSITS AND SHDA TO ACCOMPANY US.

LET ME REASSURE THE CONSTINCUENCY THAT ANY BINDING DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE CONSTINCUENCY. WE ARE DOCTORS AND WE DESERVE TO BE TREATED AS SUCH

WE ARE NOT SLAVES

WE ARE NOT BEGGARS

WE ARE ESSENTIAL

OUR PROFESSION MUST BE OUR PRIDE

ALUTA CONTINUA

THE MORNING UPDATE

DAY 46-INCAPACITATED

GOOD MORNING DOCTORS. WE HOPE YOU ARE WELL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOMES, PURSUING A HOBBY OR HUSTLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. IT HAS BEEN 46 DAYS AND OUR GVT HAS PLAYED SEVERAL TRUMP CARDS IN ORDER TO INTIMIDATE, DIVIDE OR WEAKEN US. HOWEVER WE ARE GLAD THAT WE HAVE STOOD STRONG SO FAR, WITH UNITY BEING OUR WINNING CARD.

OUR GREAT ANCESTORS STOOD UP AND VALIANTLY FOUGHT AGAINST THE EVIL OF SLAVERY CENTURIES AGO. YET TODAY WE FACE AN EVEN GREATER ADVERSARY, IN THE FORM OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY. THIS MONSTROSITY OF A SYSTEM THAT LACKS PHYSICAL SHACKLES IS ABLE TO PENETRATE OUR PSYCHE; CONVINCING US THAT WE ARE WORTHLESS. WE AS DOCTORS SAY NO!

IT IS US AND OUR RELATIVES WHO SUFFER THE MOST AND USE THIS CORRODED HEALTH SYSTEM, WHERE ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT IS A RARE COMMODITY. OTHERS BOARD PRIVATE PLANES BOUND FOR CHINA, SINGAPORE, INDIA ETC. SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MINOR ILLNESSES NOT FAR OFF THE COMMON COLD. WE ARE ABANDONED, TO SUFFER AND PERISH AT OUR PUBLIC HOSPITALS, WHERE 19TH CENTURY TECHNOLOGY IS STILL BEING USED.

HEAVILY TAXED, SEVERELY UNDERPAID AND MALNOURISHED, YET WE SOLDIER ON, WORKING IN THE NAME OF DOCTOR? SELF-WORTH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IS WHAT WE MUST HOLD MOST DEAR. LET US REMAIN STEADFAST IN THE TRENCHES. THIS IS A WAR OF WILLS; IT IS A BATTLEGROUND OF THE MIND. PERSISTENT UNITY IS WHAT WILL LEAD US TO VICTORY AND TO THE LIBERATION FROM OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL SHACKLES.

TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS NOT YET IN THE TRENCHES, OUR DOOR AS ZHDA REMAINS OPEN. JOIN US TO FIGHT THIS CORRUPT SYSTEM AND LATER BASK WITH US IN OUR INEVITABLE VICTORY.

WE ARE NOT SLAVES

WE ARE NOT BEGGARS

WE ARE ESSENTIAL

ALUTA CONTINUA

INCAPACITO CONTINUA

EVENING UPDATE

EVENING UPDATE
DAY 45 – INCAPACITATED
GOOD EVENING COMRADES AND LOVED ONES. TODAY MARKS 45 DAYS OF THE INCAPACITATION OF DOCTORS. WE APPRECIATE THOSE WHO ARE HOLDING STEADFAST TO OUR GOALS IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. THE CONUNDRUM THAT REMAINS IS THE UNWILLINGNESS OF THE  EMPLOYER TO END THIS IMPASSE, BY GIVING US A MERE FRACTION OF WHAT WE TRULY DESERVE.
THE EMPLOYER’S MOVE OF WITHHOLDING ZHDA MEMBERS’ OCTOBER SALARIES  CAME AS NO SURPRISE TO US. WE WILL NEVER ALLOW DESPERATION TO MAKE US INTO PAUPERS WHO GRASP AT ANYTHING THROWN THEIR WAY.
TO HELP EASE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN, ESPECIALLY ON THE JRMOS, WE HAVE SET UP CROWD FUNDING IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR AFFILIATE ASSOSCIATIONS. IT WILL NOT BE MUCH BUT IT WILL BE SOMETHING. WE WILL GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THE CROWD FUNDING AS IT COMES IN.
WE STILL ASK THOSE ATTENDING TO HOSPITAL DUTIES TO DESIST FROM BETRAYING THE STRUGGLE AND JOIN US IN THE TRENCHES WHERE WE WAIT FOR THEM WITH OPEN ARMS. TO THOSE SECRETLY SIGNING THE REGISTERS, LET’S BE MATURE, IT’S EITHER YOU ARE FOR THE STRUGGLE OR AGAINST IT. WE ARE ALL OR NONE! WE MADE IT CLEAR RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING THAT WE WILL NOT ALLOW A FEW MISGUIDED INDIVIDUALS, UNDER THE GUISE OF PATRIOTISM TO DETERMINE THE FATE OF THE PROFESSION.
WE ARE AT WAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. IT IS A WAR TO RESTORE SANITY TO OUR PROFESSION AS DOCTORS, TO DRAG IT FROM THE PIT OF HUMILIATION IN WHICH IT IS DROWNING. WE ARE PROFESSIONALS AND AS SUCH NEED TO BE REMUNERATED ACCORDINGLY. THE NIGHT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN. IF IT TAKES MORE THAN 100 DAYS SO BE IT. WE ARE DOCTORS, NOT BEGGARS.
ALUTA CONTINUA*
INCAPACITO CONTINUA
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EVENING UPDATE

*15/10/2019 EVENING UPDATE*

DAY 44 INCAPACITATED

GOOD EVENING DOCTORS, THIS IS DAY 44 AND WE REMAIN INCAPACITATED, OUR FINANCIAL NEEDS HAVE NOT BEEN ADDRESSED. THE EMPLOYER STILL HAS NOT ADDRESSED OUR NEEDS FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND TO OUR DUTIES.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT OUR MEMBERS’ SALARIES HAVE BEEN RESCINDED BY THE EMPLOYER. THIS DOES NOT GIVE US CAPACITY TO ATTEND TO OUR DUTIES, RATHER IT FURTHER INCAPACITATES US. THE ZHDA IS SETTING UP CROWD FUNDING IN COLLABORATION WITH AMSIT TO HELP EASE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN. MEMBERS CAN REGISTER WITH THEIR HOSPITAL CHAIRPERSONS.

TO EVERY CLOUD THERE IS A SILVER LINING. LET US SOLDIER ON AND RESTORE DIGNITY AND SANITY IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. LET US REMAIN UNITED IN THE TRENCHES AND ENCOURAGE THOSE STILL ATTENDING TO HOSPITAL DUTIES TO JOIN THE STRUGGLE.

*THE STRUGGLE GOES ON*

*INCAPACITO CONTINUA*

*ALUTA!!!*

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