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hospersaGroundUp reports that members of the Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA (Hospersa) have threatened a total shutdown of public health services if their demands are not met by the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) department of health within 14 days.  

KZN community care givers (CCGs), data captures and nurses marched to the office of the premier in Pietermaritzburg on Friday.  Hospersa provincial secretary Popson Kunene said that a resolution had been signed with the employer at a national level for the employees to get backpay from 1 July, but it has not happened.  “The employees have not been paid.  With the CCGs they are earning peanuts.  They are currently being paid R1,950.  The department is now singing a different tune.  They say they were not aware of the agreement … The agreement was that they must implement the R3,500 for the CCG’s.  There is a letter that is dated 1 July,” said Kunene.  A memorandum of demands was accepted by the chief of staff in the office of the premier, who said they would revert to the union within 14 days.

  • Read this report by Nompendulo Ngubane in full at GroundUp

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