Young nurses not paid for months

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Tebogo Msimanga|

DENOSA Gauteng says it condemns inhumane conduct and hatred directed at nurses by Gauteng Health and calls for a total overhaul of senior management in the department.

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in Gauteng says it strongly condemns the inhumane and heartless conduct meted against nurses by the Gauteng Department of Health, where young nurses have not been paid for close to a quarter of the year for the nursing services they rendered to the department. 

DENOSA Provincial Chairperson Simphiwe Gada said young nurses doing mandatory one year of Community Service under the employment of the Gauteng Department of Health continue to suffer indignity and prejudice meted against them by the Gauteng department of health, which has not paid their salaries for more than three months now.

“This is despite having several engagements with the department and bringing the matter to the attention of the premier of the province, David Makhura”.

Gada said this department not only fails to pay the salaries of these young nurses, but it is currently actively planning huge retrenchments of nurses in a province that is engulfed by huge shortages of nurses and great health demands. “This clearly shows that we are dealing with confused leadership in this provincial government, which indicates left but turns right”.

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