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northwestprovinceNews24 reports that North West Social Development MEC Hoffman Galeng has been meeting with the provincial Nehawu leadership over the past two weeks to resolve the disruption of health services in the province.  

Since the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) embarked on strike action in February, the provincial health sector has been under considerable strain.  Department of Social Development spokesperson Petrus Siko said negotiations were at an advanced stage and were progressing well.  "The union and the department have compiled a report on the issues affecting the employees and it will be presented to the Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu, on Friday by both parties," he indicated.  Among the workers’ grievances are outsourcing, corruption and unpaid bonuses.  They are also demanding a forensic investigation into various provincial departments.  The two parties have apparently agreed to stop the hostility against each other.  "We are hopeful that the normal services will soon be restored and provided to the communities across the province," Galeng said.

  • Read this report by Christina Pitt in full at News24
  • See too, NCOP committee to oversee North West government intervention, at BusinessLive

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