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gautengEWN reports that the according to the Gauteng Department of Health, all services at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg would operate normally on Wednesday, following protests last week.  

But the Democratic Alliance (DA) has warned that patients at the facility were at risk as workers planned to down tools again.  Police were forced to fire rubber bullets last week as striking workers trashed the hospital.  The general assistants were demanding payments for working overtime and claimed that management was not communicating with them about the issue.  The Health Department's Lesemang Matuka said that hospital management had met with striking workers and that the issue had been resolved.  "At the hospital with the management and employees, that's where the agreement was reached for workers to go back to work and it has been like that since yesterday (Tuesday)."

  • This short report by Thando Kubheka is at EWN
  • See too, Conflicting reports over hospital strike action, on page 2 of The Star of 2 May 2018

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