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nehawu80ANA reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Monday held a provincial shop stewards council in the North West to assess a two-month-long strike called to demand that the head of the provincial health department should step down.  

“The aim of the council is to make an assessment and map a way forward on the current strike action in the department of health and department of social development,” spokesperson Khaya Xaba indicated.  The union will announce its decision as to whether to continue with the strike at a press conference on Tuesday.  Nehawu members downed tools on 19 February, demanding the dismissal of the head of the department of health, Dr Thabo Lekalakala, and the termination of the contracts of companies engaged by the department.  They were also demanding bonus payments of 5% across the board to all employees in the department, payment of occupation specific dispensation (OSD) for employees at the provincial office and an increase in the salaries of community health workers.

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