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nehawu80News24 reports that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) on Wednesday gave the inter-ministerial task team for the North West 24 hours to respond to demands contained in a memorandum.  

National spokesperson Khaya Xaba said if the task team failed to positively respond to the union's list of grievances, “we will embark on a two-day stay away in the entire public service in the province."  Should that not change the situation, members would engage other provinces to down tools in solidarity with the North West province.  "Some of the issues that we want them to deal with are outsourcing, corruption, unpaid bonuses, overtime as well as occupational health and safety issues in the work place," Xaba indicated.  Health services in the province have been disrupted since Nehawu members embarked on a strike two months ago.  President Cyril Ramaphosa, who placed the provincial health department under the administration of the national government in the wake of the protests, appointed a task team to get to the bottom of the crisis.

  • Read this report by Amanda Khoza in full at News24


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