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protestEWN reports that the Federation of Trade Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) are planning a march to Parliament on Tuesday over escalating levels of violence against Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers.  

Last year, there were more than 100 attacks on paramedics in the Western Cape and there have been more than 60 this year.  Hospersa and Fedusa will march to Parliament under the banner "Workers Lives Matter" and demonstrators will hand over a memorandum of demands asking the government to urgently address concerns around unsafe working conditions.  Hospersa says neglecting the demands would further compromise the delivery of emergency health care and other critical services to communities.  The trade union last month warned that emergency medical workers could withdraw their services in dangerous areas.

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