Tebogo Msimanga |
The Gauteng Department of Health says it is pleased with the finalisation of the disciplinary hearing of 45 employees of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH), who vandalized the facility during an illegal strike in 2018.
The Spokesperson for the MEC of health in Gauteng, Kwara Kekana said during the illegal industrial action, the strikers proceeded to throw refuse bags in the hospital foyer, disrupting hospital services and vandalizing some parts of the building.
“Through video footage, the facility was able to identify 45 employees that were part of the strike back then, and they were subsequently charged “for embarking on an unprocedural, unprotected and/or unlawful industrial action”.
Kekana added that of the 45 employees, 40 were found guilty by the presiding officer, and were given two months suspension without pay and a final written warning.
She further said the disciplinary hearing is still ongoing concerning the other five employees and the hospital anticipates completing that process by end of May.