Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) is forging ahead with its planned Community Healthcare Workers national strike. The strike will commence on Wednesday, the 11th of November 2020 at 6am.
NEHAWU General Secretary Zola Saphetha said the strike will run indefinitely until the employer fully agree to their demands.
On the 4th November 2020 ,the national union served the National Department of Health and all Provincial Departments of Health with a notice to strike for the Permanent appointment of Community Healthcare Workers across all Provinces.
“We demand for the immediate absorption of these cadres in order to serve the communities as they did when the country was grabbling with COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020. For years these workers have served our communities and rural areas with dedication sometimes working with no tools of trade.”
Saphetha added that NEHAWU is more than prepared to intensify the fight for the permanent absorption of all Community Health Workers with full employment benefits that are enjoyed by other public servants, like pension fund, medical aid benefits and housing allowance.
” Our members and workers can rest assured that they have a fighting union on their side. We will continue to wage a relentless war to protect the interest of all Community Health Workers against exploitative employers.” Concluded Saphetha.