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strike thumb medium85 85SABC News reports that security guards at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, have downed tools, citing poor working conditions and low wages.  

The workers allege that their employer, Xhobani Security Company, pays salaries ranging from R1,900 to R2,200 for a month of 12 hour shifts.  They have further alleged that some supervisors force female security guards to sleep with them.  Secretary of the African Security Congress, Vuyo Nqantosi, said no security officer would work in that hospital until the matter was resolved.  Health Department spokesperson, Lwandile Sicwetsha, said that the safety of staff and patients was guaranteed and advised:  “We have notified the security company that this matter is between the company and its employees.  They must remove those employees and bring in security personnel that will be able to do their work and guard the hospital and the patients.”

  • Read this report by Yanga Funani at SABC News

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