NEHAWU: KZN health workers set to strike tomorrow

NEHAWU: KZN health workers set to strike tomorrow

Disruption of services in the public health sector is expected tomorrow as health workers around the country are said to mobilise over terms of employment.

Image courtesy: Nehawu

This as the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union is calling on government to employ workers permanently. 

The union says community health care workers are not paid enough and they demand better recognition.

KZN's Provincial Secretary Ayanda Zulu says the stipend paid to community healthcare workers is an insult to their work. 

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"Currently, the health care workers are getting a stipend of  R3,500 and for some time before that, they were being paid R1,200. We are saying they need to be paid properly with all benefits because they are risking their lives," he said. 

He says in the province, they will be picketing outside four of the department's healthcare centres, where they will be submitting their memorandum of demands. 

"The first centre in Durban will be at eThekwini Health District office, In PMB it will be the Natalia Building which is the head office of the department of health, adds Zulu. 

In Ladysmith, it will take place outside Ladysmith Hospital and Empangeni it will take place outside King Cetshwayo health district. 

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